'Anna is the queen of Italian cookery, and this is as far removed from the ghastly spag bol ( made with cheap mince, burnt onions and ketchup) as it can be, This is a slow-cooked classic'. --Tom Parker Bowles, Countrylife magazine, December 2010
About the Author
Anna Del Conte was born in Milan. Her first book, Portrait of Pasta, was published in 1976. In 1987 she was awarded the prestigious Duchesssa Maria Luigia di Parma prize for The Gastronomy of Italy. In 1994 Anna received the Premio Nazionale di Cultura Gastronomica Verdicchio d'Oro prize for her contribution to the dissemination of authoritative knowledge on authentic Italian cooking. She lives in Dorset.