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Cooking with Italian Grandmothers: Recipes and Stories from Tuscany to Sicily


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American chef Jessica Theroux spent a year traveling throughout Italy, cooking and talking with Italian grandmothers, learning their secrets and listening to their stories. 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 fifteen grandmothers, each of whom welcomed Ms. Theroux into their kitchens and pantries and shared both their favorite dishes and personal wisdoms. From the dramatic winter shores if Ustica to the blooming hills of Tuscany in spring, readers will journey through Italy’s most divers 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.

Part travel diary, part photo essay, part cookbook, Cooking with Italian Grandmothers features over 100 time-honored recipes, from the perfect panna cotta to the classic meat lasagna.


Recipes and wisdom from 12 Italian grandmothers

100 classic Italian recipes

A number of regional and seasonal menus, complete from appetizer to dessert.

Over 150 full color photographs.

About the Author

Jessica Theroux is a chef and artist whose passion lies in building community and health by gathering people around the kitchen table. A photographer and filmmaker, in 2003 Jessica was awarded the Arnold Fellowship by Brown University to travel to Italy and document food traditions. In 2005 shw was nominated by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse for a year-long culinary fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center. She is now a freelance chef, teaching cooking at the Esalen Institute, Montalvo Arts Center, in the public school system, and privately from her home. Jessica continues to be in awe of food as a simple yet profound source of pleasure and connection.

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mamajo089, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by mamajo089)
A good read and great recipes.
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jolene28, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by jolene28)
You not only reads this book, you hear the scraping of utensils, you taste the soft, warm pastas and smooth sauces, you inhale the pungent, sweet and earthy herbs, and are transported back in time and space to your own grandmother's kitchen...and she didn't have to be Italian, but it helps. A cookbook, travel guide and love story.
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Theroux, Jessica
Welcome Books
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Waters, Alice
Waters, Alice
Fried, Katrina
Fried, Katrina
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Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Cooking and Food-Italian
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