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  • Alistair Braidwood

Kitchen Confidante: The Scots Whay Hae! Podcast Talks To Anne Pia...

For the latest Scots Whay Hae! podcast Ali spoke to previous guest Anne Pia, this time to talk about her new book Magnaccioni: My Food... My Italy which is part cookbook, part memoir.

Anne talks about the reasons for writing it, the importance of food and family throughout her life, embracing her Italian heritage, marrying food with wine and music, and a lot more

Sharing a love of food and cooking, the two also discuss their food philosophies, the importance of seasonal produce, and why simplicity is often the key to good cooking. Magnaccioni: My Food... My Italy is a cookbook which demands to be used, and often, and it was such a pleasure to talk to Anne about culinary delights.

A conversation to whet the appetite, perhaps best not listen on an empty stomach.

"This is a book not to be simply read and admired, but one destined to become a close companion in the kitchen, simultaneously feeding the body and soul. With prose which demands to be read and recipes just begging to be cooked, all written with a style and poetic flair which we have come to expect from Anne Pia, Magnaccioni: My Food... My Italy stands alongside the work of Diane Henry, Simon Hopkinson, and Nigel Slater – writers whose cookbooks you return to again and again.

Magnaccioni: My Food... My Italy is a hymn to eating well as part of living life to the full. This appetite is evident on every page, inspiring not only conversations about food and drink, but music, philosophy, history, friends, and family."

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