American chef Jessica Theroux spent a year traveling throughout Italy, cooking and talking with Italian grandmothers. The result is a charming and authentic collection of recipes, techniques, anecdotes, and photographs that celebrate the rustic and sustainable culinary traditions of Italy’s most experienced home cooks.
Cooking with Italian Grandmothers features the histories and menus of 12 grandmothers, each of whom welcomed Theroux into her kitchen and pantry and shared both favorite dishes and personal wisdoms.
From the dramatic winter shores of Ustica to the blooming hills of Tuscany in the spring, readers will journey though Italy’s most diverse regions and seasons to discover the country’s most delectable dishes, from the traditional to the unexpected, and meet the storied women who make them.
Change in our kitchens
Reflections on cooking — and a career that’s based largely at the stove.
Flatbreads from around the continent
Beyond a supporting role
The great Sicilian-Neapolitan kitchen rivalry
Five ideas each month for eating better