Salute! : Food, Wine and Travel in Southern Italy

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In May 1999, four friends - two restaurateurs, a chef and a photographer - set out on a three-week holiday in southern Italy. Gail and Kevin Donovan, owners of Melbourne's popular Donovans, wanted to find visual and culinary inspiration for their constantly evolving bayside restaurant. Renowned photographer Simon Griffiths had been to Italy before and desperately wanted to go back. Donovans chef Robert Castellani looked forward to extending his knowledge of Italian food and of his Italian heritage. This beautiful book is their account of the journey. Travelling from Rome south to Sicily, Gail kept a diary of their adventures while Simon took photographs wherever they went, Kevin recorded the wines they sampled and Robert made notes on the meals they ate. The result is a lavishly illustrated, inspirational journal full of travel information, personal stories, ideas for design and decor and, of course, food - simple, delicious recipes which capture the flavours and colours of southern more

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  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 233 x 254 x 19mm | 958g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • photos
  • 014300140X
  • 9780143001409

About Gail Donovan

Gail and Kevin Donovan met while they were both working at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne. They opened the acclaimed Chinois restaurant in South Yarra in 1989 and ran it for several years before purchasing the lease on the former Jean-Jacques restaurant in St Kilda in 1995. After operating these premises for two years as The Pavilion, they transformed in into Donovans, their highly successful concept of stylish, comfortable eating and drinking by the sea. In 2000 Gail and Kevin received the Age Good Food Guide award for Professional Excellence, and in 2001 Donovans was inducted into the American Express Hall of Fame for winning the Best Restaurant in Victoria award for three consecutive more

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