INTRODUCTION: 1: for lovers of THINGS FRIED; 2: for VEGETABLE-lovers; 3: to WARM THE HEART; 4: more for PASTA-lovers; 5: for MEAT-lovers; 6: for SEAFOOD-lovers; 7: for MUSSEL-lovers; 8: for lovers of SWEETS; 9: LIQUEURS & ELIXIRS of LONG LIFE; GLOSSARY; INDEX
Maria Pia de Razza is a granddaughter of the Duke of Moriciano di Leuca. She was brought up by her grandmother in Lecce, where she was taught to make bread to accompany the regional cheeses, to roast vegetables in olive oil from the family farm, and how to make and cook pasta. Maria and her husband run Maria Pia's Trattoria in Wellington.
"To eat at Maria Pia's trattoria is to become a part of this woman's world; and to read her book is to feel the same thing has happened... A book for real Italian-food lovers." -Alessandra Zecchini, Cuisine