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About Elizabeth Helman Minchilli
Minchilli's passion for Italy led her from her native United States, where she studied architectural history, to Italy in 1987. She writes on food, travel and design. Her latest book is Eating My Way Through Italy, which recounts her journey's up and down Italy, following her appetite. Her latest book is The Italian Table: Creating Festive Meals for Family and Friend. She is also the author of Eating My Way Through Italy and Eating Rome: Living the Good Life in the Eternal City .
Elizabeth lives with her husband, Domenico Minchilli, an architect who restores and builds homes in Italy and around the world. They live in a rooftop apartment in Rome and a farmhouse in Umbria. Follow Elizabeth on Instagram @eminchilli.
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A cultural and culinary celebration of everything that makes Italian cuisine great, from Rome’s resident gastronomic expert
After a lifetime of living and eating in Rome, Elizabeth Minchilli is an expert on the city's cuisine. While she’s proud to share everything she knows about Rome, she now wants to show her devoted readers that the rest of Italy is a culinary treasure trove just waiting to be explored. Far from being a monolithic gastronomic culture, each region of Italy offers its own specialties. While fava beans mean one thing in Rome, they mean an entirely different thing in Puglia. Risotto in a Roman trattoria? Don’t even consider it. Visit Venice and not eat cichetti? Unthinkable. Eating My Way Through Italy, celebrates the differences in the world’s favorite cuisine.
Divided geographically, Eating My Way Through Italy looks at all the different aspects of Italian food culture. Whether it’s pizza in Naples, deep fried calamari in Venice, anchovies in Amalfi, an elegant dinner in Milan, gathering and cooking capers on Pantelleria, or hunting for truffles in Umbria each chapter includes, not just anecdotes, personal stories and practical advice, but also recipes that explore the cultural and historical references that make these subjects timeless.
For anyone who follows Elizabeth on her blog Elizabeth Minchilli in Rome, read her previous book Eating Rome, or used her brilliant phone app Eat Italy to dine well, Eating My Way Through Italy, is a must.