About this book
An evocative memoir with recipes from the woman who brought Italian cooking to Britain. Anna was born in Milan, and brought up in Italy before and during the war, when life was dangerous, but food in the countryside still relatively plentiful. She arrived in England in 1949 to a culinary wasteland, marrying an Englishman, bringing up her children and writing her books which inspired a new generation of cooks, including Delia Smith, Nigel Slater, Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver.
Born in Milan, Anna del Conte grew up in Italy in a gentler time. When war came to Italy everything changed: her family had to abandon their apartment and the city for the countryside, where the peasants still ate well, but life was dangerous. This is a memoir of a life seen through food - each chapter rounded off with recipes.