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Risotto with Nettles: A Memoir with Food Hardcover – International Edition, August 11, 2009
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"Anyone who cooks should have Anna's books, it is the simple truth, along with the fact that she is, I'm telling you the best writer on Italian food there is... Anna Del Conte is unutterably chic and to be relished."
--Nigella Lawson, Observer Food Monthly
"A well-mannered memoir of an engaging life, laced with recipes."
--Mail on Sunday
"Recipe-stuffed... Rich in mouth-watering prose, this is proof indeed that food doesn't just nourish your body but also your soul."
"A rollercoaster read... frank and thought-provoking. Del Conte has lived life to the full, through good times and bad, and there's plenty here to keep you turning the pages."
--Irish Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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What sets this book apart from Child and Schenone, though is the recipes tucked in it. My mouth waters and my kitchen-trigger-finger is itchin' to try some of them. So, all-in-all, if you are a foodie reader who enjoys memoirs of cooks and cook book writers, this is definitely a pleasant read.
Obviously knowing Mrs. del Conte quite well.These are the Stories that Live! WWII was a Insufferable Time for People in Europe. We,as Americans will Never conceive of "Rationing Tickets" well After a War ended. Tho',Yes,learned how Butter was whipped with Ice Cold water to 'go further' in Recipes and on home~made Bread. A tin of Pineapple kept to make a Beloved's favourite cake once He returned from Heaven Knew Where? "Victory Gardens" to promote helping Nourish Our Country through Fruits/Vegetables.Yet,this book can break a Soul one Moment,next laughing with tears running down Face.Calamity abounded and through Mrs. del Conte's words,We All have a Glimpse as though an Interloper into Her World.May One include a second book title as well? "In Memory's Kitchen". Imprisoned Jewish Women in Concentration Camps would write in Pencil on any Scrap of Paper a Recipe to Remember and literally,"Pass On".This book is Sombre.A Hard Read for Adults or students entering a difficult change of Fortunes may understand Their Plight is Meagre, compared to so Many Souls Never Rescued.Tho' recommend for age 17 and up. Depending on Person's ability to truly Understand The Holocust.