A most attractive book, with not only delicious recipes (divided into seasons & within that, the food) but also informative & celebratory about Italian customs, regional variations , etc. This is a book celebrating simple , country food at its best. There is nothing pretentious here- just good food made from quality, fresh country ingredients. The illustrations are attractive, conjuring up the Italian countryside. Plenty of recipes for vegetarians & many easy to use or adapt for gluten free diets. All it needs us sunny weather to accompany!