Amore and Amaretti: A Tale of Love and Food in Italy

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McArthur, Feb 11, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 253 pages
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L’appetito vien mangiando! – Appetite comes while you are eating. Vicky arrives in Tuscany to study the language and culture of Italy, but soon falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts to learn the art of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they explore the countryside by car, passing glassy lakes and ancient hill towns. This colourful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes you behind the scenes of romantic restaurants and bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humour and heartbreak, it will leave you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and truffles.

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User Review  - AnneBrooke - LibraryThing

I bought this book thinking it was a novel, but actually it's a biography of one woman's relationship with Italy, particularly its people and its food - and it's certainly a riveting read. I ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrn945 - LibraryThing

The author of this particular memoir traveled to Italy on four separate occasions. With the exception of her final trip, she lives and works in Italian restaurants the rest of her trips. While she ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Victoria Cosford completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in languages, including Italian, and has taught Italian cooking for over twenty years. Since 2002 Victoria has lived in Byron Bay, Australia and written a popular weekly food column for local newspaper the Byron Shire Echo, where she is employed as a journalist.

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