As you read this post I am off in CA soaking the sun and probably enjoying some good red wine (and my fathers hot tub)!! But I wanted to share this amazing book I read, Amarcord by Marcella Hazen. Well actually I listened to the audio version but it was unabridged and I loved every minute of it. I dragged my laptop around the house, even into the bathroom while I was taking my afternoon bath so I did not miss one minute of the book, I enjoyed Marcella's life story so much. I know her work well. She is the Julia Child of Italian cooking but I did not know the story of her life.
I treasure my very worn copy of The Classic Italian Cookbook, as well as her other books. Amarcord is not a cookbook, although you will learn lots of tips about cooking but it is the story of a women who followed her passions. Marcella's story from living in Italy during W11 to moving to New York without knowing any English to her creating a cooking school fascinated me. As someone who has self-published hearing about her trials and triumphs in the publishing world was eye opening. Of course food is the running thread through out the whole book and a subject I can never get enough of. I know my library has Amarcord, check it out when you get a chance. You will love it! Also here is her recipe for bolognese sauce. This is why I love Marcella, so ofen I see bolognese sauce without milk. Without milk it is meat sauce, NOT bolognese! This is a pet peeve of mine! Lastly an interview of Marcella.
Eat good food while I am gone xox