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The Spaghetti Tree: Mario and Franco and the Tratt&hellip by Len Deighton
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After reading the fascinating history of how we Brits fell head-over-heels for the traditional Italian trattoria, you'll know exactly who to thank next time you pop to the neighbourhood pasta house. Mario Cassandro and Franco Lagattolla were the men widely credited as catalysts for the Italian restaurant revolution- opening the famed La Terrazza in Soho back in 1959. Here, Alastair Scott Sutherland documents the fascinating social history surrounding the trattoria movement. As a close acquaintance of Mario and Franco, Sutherland has produced an eminently readable paperback packed with both trivia and recipes- which should engage and surprise even the most knowledgeable Italophile.