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Under the Olive Tree: Family and Food in Lugano and the Costa Smeralda Hardcover – 5 Apr 2010


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Manuela Darling-Gansser has cooking in her blood. Her great-grandfather founded a restaurant in Lugano, Switzerland, more than 120 years ago and his son, her grandfather, made it famous. An inveterate traveller, Manuela's story begins in Under the Olive Tree: Italian Summer Food and Autumn in Piemonte: Food and Travels in Italy's Northwest, and continues in Winter in the Alps: Food by the Fireside. Her most recent publication is Top 10: Recipes for the Beginner Home Cook.

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extraordinary 14 April 2010
By Tricia Cliff - Published on Amazon.com
I actually found this book at a yard sale in High Point, NC. But what a beauty!! I love travel books and books about Italy...and of course, cookbooks. This is the package deal. Manuela beautifully combines her love of place with her love of food and the photography is stunning. Oh that all of us common folk could live the life of the rich...
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By Mirko Bianchi - Published on Amazon.com
Maybe because I'm Sardinian but born in Lugano. Maybe because my father was the chef of that fantastic restaurant in via Pessina when sold to the Bianchi's family,... Maybe because I own some of the pieces in silver of that restaurant, ... but i found this book full of passion. Passion for grate places and people, passion for foods. Thanks to Manuela, who I don't know but I really would like to. Just to share some toughts...
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