Alice Vollenweider has written a travelogue, cookbook and literary guide all in one, full of delightful prospects and insights into the Italian way of life, which evolves around cooking and eating - the most sociable part of their culture.
Alice Vollenweider, born 1929 in Zürich, has written many liteary essays on contemporary Italian literature and translated Natalia Ginzburg, Luigi Malerba, Eugenio Montale, Giacomo Leopardi and Giorgio Manganelli into German.
'An outstanding all-in-one travelogue, cookbook and literary guide, whereby the author displays her passion for Italian food with mouth-watering servings of authentic local dishes. All the main regions of Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia are introduced by their cuisine and the book features many recipes and useful information on where to eat and drink.' - Robert Giorgione, FoodWineTravel
‘This book – equal parts travelogue, cookbook and literary tome – is filled with shrewd and observant prose.’ - The Glasgow Herald
‘Alice Vollenweider’s "culinary journey” through Italy fuses anecdotes with recipes, a winning combination mastered by Elizabeth David, Michel Roux, Elizabeth Ayrton and Colette Rossant.’ - Matthew Bell, Times Literary Supplement