“Cucina Povera“, or Peasant Cooking, is out.
Is this perfect timing or what? This is the time when we are all feeling poorer, we are revisiting our finances and our food shopping priorities.
I loved the story of Pitigliano, in the South of Tuscany, a hill town where religious tolerance allowed a Jewish Community to grow and prosper. Not any more, unfortunately, but Pamela’s story prompted me to put Pitigliano on my agenda for when I am next in Italy.
The book has nice, vintage (looking?) photographs.
Pamela is in America, these days, to present her new book. We met her in Sara Jenkins‘ restaurant, Porsena. We learned how to make pici and asked her about the book, in which Gustiamo is mentioned as a source of artisanal Italian food in America. (Click on arrow below to watch the interview.) Good luck, Pamela.