By Victoria Cosford
"L'appetito vien mangiando!" or "Appetite comes when you are eating." Vicky arrives in Tuscany to review the language and tradition of Italy, yet quickly falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts off to profit the paintings of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they discover the geographical region through motor vehicle, passing glassy lakes and old hill cities. This colourful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes you backstage of romantic eating places and bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba, and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humor, and heartbreak, it's going to go away you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and cakes.
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Amore and Amaretti: A Tale of Love and Food in Italy by Victoria Cosford