Mietta's Italian Family Recipes

Mietta's Italian Family Recipes

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Who were the subtle Europeans who showed a raw young Australia how to eat well and enjoy the food the land produced? How did they perform that exuberant labour of kitchen love, the Italians who began arriving in Melbourne three or four generations ago? Mietta's Italian Family Recipes interweaves a loving story of Mietta's own family and friends with a clear and practical exposition of all the good Italian sense she learned in the kitchen at home the secrets Mietta drew on as one of Australia's most celebrated restaurateurs. The social history is fascinating, the kitchen wisdom beyond praise, and Mietta's family snaps are a delight.
Publisher: Collingwood, VIC : Black Inc. an imprint of Schwartz PUblishing Pty Ltd, 2015.
Collingwood, Vic., Black Inc. Books,, 2015.
Edition: 3rd edition.
ISBN: 9781863957885
Characteristics: xvii, 312 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.

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Mietta's Italian Family Recipes by Mietta O'Donnell is a lovely tribute to the late journalist and restauranteur who died before this book came to its fruition. It is first and foremost a book of recipes. It includes Italian recipes made for Australian conditions, beautifully presented with the context of the family stories as Tony Knox writes in the foreword ".. it needed context. What bett… (more)


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LSS YPRL Family History Jan 09, 2018

Mietta's Italian Family Recipes by Mietta O'Donnell is a lovely tribute to the late journalist and restauranteur who died before this book came to its fruition.

It is first and foremost a book of recipes. It includes Italian recipes made for Australian conditions, beautifully presented with t... Read More »


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Mietta's Italian Family Recipes by Mietta O'Donnell is a lovely tribute to the late journalist and restauranteur who died before this book came to its fruition.

It is first and foremost a book of recipes. It includes Italian recipes made for Australian conditions, beautifully presented with the context of the family stories as Tony Knox writes in the foreword ".. it needed context. What better way to look at Italian food in Australia than to interview those who introduced it: the descendants of the people whose families, like her grandparents , had come to Australia and started restaurants, serving spaghetti that was'nt tinned".

Mietta's family was the Vigano family of Sth Morang whose story is related at the beginning of the book.

This book is beautifully presented sprinkled with black and white photos of people - not food - and arranged under various categories including antipasto, broths and minestrone, pasta, fish, chicken, deserts and more.

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Running a restaurant means you seldom eat at home. Nor do you stop running long enough to pause to reflect on who and what you are and who helped get you there

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