aThis story is a real inspiration to me, how a small town girl became the empress of Italian cooking.a
aMarcella Hazan's memoir is as delicious as her food. Full of affection, friendships and deep connections to her roots, she ladles a grand minestrone into our bowls.a
--Frances Mayes, author of "Under the Tuscan Sun"
aReading this evocative memoir will perceptibly elevate oneas senses and make one appreciate Marcella Hazanas fascinating journeyafrom girlhood in Italy to womanhood in America, from relative obscurity to her certain fame in the food world.a
--Pamela Fiori, "Town & Country"
aMarcella Hazan has done for Italian cooking in the United States what Julia Child did for French cuisine and James Beard for traditional American cooking. I think of her as the Johnny Appleseed of real Italian cooking.a
--Burt Wolf, Television Journalist
aA fantastic book, by a splendid lady whose classic Italian cooking shaped, more than any other person, this British Chef cooking British food.a
--Fergus Henderson, Director & Chef, St. John Bar and Restaurant, London
"This succulent memoir makes you realize just how much the making of Marcella has to do with the making of dinner every night in America."
--Dorothy Kalins, Founding Editor of "Saveur"
aMarcella Hazan is an icon in the American food world, and her one-of-a-kind experience makes her own story not only compelling but truly marvelous.a
--Patricia Wells, author of "The Paris Cookbook" and "The Provence Cookbook"
aMarcella Hazan's memoir is a gripping, elegantly written tale of a life full of surprises, exotic backgrounds, captivating people and generous helpings ofgood things to eat and drink -- plus the touching, authentically 20th century romance of the marriage of a small-town Italian Catholic to a Sephardic Jew.a
--Paul Levy, award-winning journalist and author of "The Official Foodie Handbook"show more