'Elizabeth David meets Jack Kerouac – around the table and on the road, this is a brilliant insight into Italian gastro-culture.'
‘Lemon blossom and freshly baked bread waft up from every page. The most intensely greedy, fragrant and sensuously written travelogue I have ever read. A glorious, glorious feast.’
'A beautifully written, humorous account of a talented food writer controlling what seems to be a midlife crisis by travelling around Italy on a Vespa.' Jamie Oliver
Matthew Fort has nursed a passion for the whole of Italy and its foods since his first visit at the age of eleven. Whilst pursuing a career in advertising he started writing about food in the Financial Times and eventually became Food & Drink editor of the Guardian in 1989. As well as continuing to hold that post, he writes for Esquire, the Observer, Country Living, Decanter and Food Illustrated.
Thoroughly enjoyed it and have already successfully tried some of the recipesPublished 8 months ago by Robin Horsman
For people who know Italy well or those who want to be introduced. It's a recipe book with a difference.Published 23 months ago by azone
Now then , I believed that spaghetti is spaghetti. No, not so. - But I do admire the author for his courage to travel in Italy on a "Vespa". Read morePublished on 25 Feb. 2013 by Atir
I like food and travel so really enjoyed this. Its a bit middle class. That might recommend it to a lot of people.Published on 10 Oct. 2012 by Lynne Bradley
I spotted this in the book store and just couldn't resist. Loved watching Market Kitchen when Matthew was on. Read morePublished on 10 April 2012 by Pete Abbott