Amore and Amaretti

A Tale of Love and Food in Italy

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 320
  • Price: £6.68
  • Publication date: 7 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9781848394261

About the book

L’appetito vien mangiando! – Appetite comes while you are eating.

Vicky arrives in Tuscany to study the language and culture of Italy, but soon falls in love with charismatic chef Gianfranco and starts to learn the art of Italian cooking in his trattoria. On Sunday nights, after benches are stacked on tables, they explore the countryside by car, passing glassy lakes and ancient hill towns.

This colourful and intoxicating gastro-memoir takes you behind the scenes of romantic restaurants and bars in Tuscany, Umbria, Elba and Perugia. Interspersed with recipes, humour and heartbreak, it will leave you entranced and with a hankering for tagliatelle and truffles.


'written in an entertaining manner and is interspersed with Italian sayings and delicious Italian recipes.'

Scottish Home & Country

'Her evocative descriptions bring alive everything from caramel-smelling wine-soaked octopus to the soft rattling of dying snails.'

Real Travel

'Immerse yourself into the life and loves of Victoria Cosford as she spends periods of time in Tuscany… full of delicious looking recipes and really initiates the reader into restaurant life in this beautiful part of the world.'