EATING UP ITALY: VOYAGES ON A VESPA

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9780007214815: EATING UP ITALY: VOYAGES ON A VESPA

Fort examines Italy through its food and the people who produce it. He discovers a land where regional differences are still alive and uncovers the rich connection between history, tradition and cuisine. The enticing sum of these parts—the food, producers, ingredients, consumers and eating occasions—is nothing less than a contemporary portrait of the country.

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Matthew Fort has nursed a passion for the whole of Italy and its foods since his first visit at the age of eleven. Whilst pursuing a career in advertising he started writing about food in the Financial Times and eventually became Food & Drink editor of the Guardian in 1989. As well as continuing to hold that post, he writes for Esquire, the Observer, Country Living, Decanter and Food Illustrated.

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'The most intensely greedy, fragrant and sensuously written travelogue I have ever read.' Nigel Slater 'A beautifully written, humorous account of a talented food writer controlling what seems to be a midlife crisis by travelling around Italy on a Vespa.' Jamie Oliver 'Elizabeth David meets Jack Kerouac -- around the table and on the road, this is a brilliant insight into Italian gastro-culture.' Giorgio Locatelli

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