Nel libro “Italia Buon Paese” (2011, Blu Edizioni) gli autori – definiti la coppa del food writing italiano – propongono una storia dei 150 anni dello Stato unitario italiano, nato nel 1861, attraverso i cibi, i sapori, le bevande, i menu e i libri di ricette che hanno contribuito a consolidare il patrimonio gastronomico. Un testo coinvolgente che offre un’originale prospettiva di lettura della storia sociale italiana.
The material culture teaches us to live and eat well
Italy is a loved country all around the world. Our “way of life” appeals to everybody: fashion, culture, design, art, food. But too often the Italian agricultural food industry is just “Italian sounding.” In the book Italia Buon Paese (2011, Blue Editions) the authors – who are writers, food critics and journalists, called the couple of Italian food writing – explain 150 years of history on the unification of Italy, a State born in 1861, through foods, flavors, drinks, menus and recipe books that helped to consolidate our culinary heritage. An anthology of food styles, with many curiosities and dates of birth of the most beloved Italian products and dishes. An absorbing text that offers an original point of view about Italian social history. With a warning: if globalization and standardization advance, the Italian taste is liable to succumb.