Risotto with Nettles

  • by Anna Del Conte
  • Narrated by Rula Lenska
  • 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anna Del Conte brought Italian cooking to Britain at a time when the nearest most of us came to pasta was a Heinz spaghetti hoop. Sharply observant, evocative, full of tastes and talk of food, hers is a delicious, poignant memoir of an unusual life and the food she loves to cook, which launched a culinary revolution.
She arrived in England in 1949 when much of Britain was a culinary wasteland, married an Englishman, and stayed on. Her memories of the time are vividly, hilarious preserved - from the joys of un-rationed horse meat to tomato soup at Lyons Corner House. While bringing up her children, she wrote books that inspired a new generation of cooks.


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I choose this book on a compete whim. I didn't know who Anna was at all. Such a wonderful memoir full of fascinating observances and recipes . It's is beautifully written, perfectly read and captivating. Looking forward to trying her recipes
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- Daniel W Roberts

I didn't want this book to end.

I was emersed into Anna's world from the start to the finish. Beautiful book...I just didn't want it to end.
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- Mrs. C. Hayes

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios