Italian Kitchen is a classic Italian cookbook and an essential for any modern household.
Anna Del Conte was born in Milan but left in 1949 to learn English in London, where she met her husband. She published her first book, Portrait of Pasta, in 1975. She became the first cookery writer in England to specialise in Italian food. Since then she has written 7 Italian cookery and a memoir. Her books have won countless prizes. Today Anna Del Conte lives in Dorset.
There are two important influences in my cooking life: my mother
and Anna del Conte. Anna is the best Italian food writer. She
changed the way the English thought about Italian cooking * Nigella
My favourite Italian food writer * Delia Smith *
The best Italian food writer around * Nigella Lawson *
Something of a hero... Her lemon risotto is heavenly, her plums cooked with wine, spices and rosemary a delicious staple. Her writing is warm and unaffected, and full of fascinating historical detail * Guardian *
Lots has changed in the food world sine Del Conte first published these recipes in 1993, but they remain classics of their type, with a few interesting curve balls thrown in for good measure, such as risotto with smoked salmon and whiskey * Irish Times *