My favourite food magazines
The Art of Eating
In-depth articles on specific food related topics and travel. The magazine has only a few articles per issue and few pictures but is incredibly detailed.
Gourmet Australian Traveller
My absolute favourite food magazine for recipes, ideas, home décor, and food photography and styling.
A great magazine dedicated to food and travel.
My favourite Italian cookbooks:
These books below have links to Amazon.com so you can see other people’s reviews and see previews. I do get paid if you click on the links below. Any proceeds received will be donated to www.worldvision.org.uk, my favourite children’s charity.
250 Ricette delle Osterie d’Italia Slow Food Editore, Torino 2007
A great series of four books with recipes from local restaurants. It is written in Italian.
Artusi, Pelligrino Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well Random House, New York 1996
Artusi’s book is one of the fundamental books of Italian cooking and one of the first that attempted to document Italian cooking at home. Although the focus of the book is to include recipes from all over Italy for the time, his recipes tend to focus on Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna where he lived.
David, Elizabeth Italian Food Ebury Press, London 1996
A thorough overview of Italian food by the famous Elizabeth David. The measurements for the recipes are often omitted so first time cooks might be put off by this.
della Croce, Julia The Classic Italian Cookbook Dorling Kindersley Limited, London 1996
An excellent introduction to Italian food from all around Italy.
della Croce, Julia The Vegetarian Table: Italy Chronicle Books, San Francisco 1994
A fantastic vegetarian cookbook full of excellent Italian recipes. Everything in this book will be loved by vegetarian and carnivore alike.
Forbes, Leslie A Table in Tuscany Penguin Books, London 1989
A great little book which compiles recipes from restaurants in Tuscany.
Gavotti, Erina Millericette Garzanti, Milano 1966
An excellent cookbook with authentic regional recipes from all over Italy written by a friend’s grandmother. Written in Italian.
Gosetti della Salda, Anna Le Ricette Regionali Italiane Casa Editrice SOLARES, Milano 2003
An excellent resource for regional cuisine in Italy. This is my favourite Italian cookbook. It is written in Italian.
Gray, Patience Honey from a Weed Prospect Books, Devon 2002
A great cookbook focusing on Puglia, Tuscany, Greece, and part of Spain.
Hartnett, Angela Angela Hartnett’s Cucina Ebury Press, London 2007
Angela Hartnett’s take on different Italian dishes is excellent. I love her restaurant in London as well.
Hazan, Marcella Marcella’s Italian Kitchen Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2008
Marcella Hazan is a very famous Italian cookbook author from Emilia-Romagna.
Oliver, Jamie Jamie’s Italy Michael Joseph London 2005
Jamie is a fantastic cookbook author and his Italian cookbook is very good, particularly for beginners, people who don’t like fuss, serving big groups of family and friends, and for people short on time.
Pirias, Claudia Culinaria Italy Tandem Verlag GmbH 2004
An excellent overview of each region in Italy through their local ingredients- a few recipes.
Saveur Magazine Saveur Cooks Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2001
An excellent book in Italian food with stories from the people who contributed the recipes.
Slow Food Scuola di Cucina Giunti Editore, Milano
A series of books with step-by-step illustrated instructions on specific topics such as bread, fish, vegetables, gelato and pudding, fresh pasta, etc. Written in Italian.
Italian Food Resource Books
Guarnaschelli Gotti, Marco Grande Enciclopedia Illustrata della Gastronomia Reader’s Digest Italy 2000
An excellent resource on everything to do with Italian cuisine from kitchen ware to ingredients to recipes. Written in Italian.
The Editors of La Cucina Italiana La Cucina Italiana Encyclopedia of Italian Cooking Rizzoli 2012
A great resource for beginners with step by step instruction on traditional Italian dishes.
Riley, Gillian The Oxford Companion to Italian Food Oxford University Press, Oxford 2009
An interesting reference book on the historical background of Italian regions and ingredients.
Slow Food Editore The Slow Food Dictionary to Italian Regional Cooking Slow Food Editore, Bra 2010
An excellent resource for definitions of traditional ingredients and recipes.
Italian Wine Books
Italian Sommelier Association, Bibenda Wine 2012 Bibenda Editore, 2012
Bastianich, Joseph and Lynch, David Vino Italiano: The Regional Wines of Italy Clarkson Potter Publishers, New York 2002
Italian Food Resources On-line
All about Italian produces, recipes, and more!
Accademia Italiana della Cucina
An Italian institute dedicated to the preservation of Italian culinary heritage. The recipe section is good.
Now an international organisation but started in Italy, this organisation is dedicated to the preservation of traditional recipes and food. One of my favourites. They have many excellent publications as well.
My Favourite Food Blogs
All Around Food
A fabulous food blog in Italian.
An Italian food blog that allows people to upload their family recipes in an attempt to preserve local food traditions in the face of globalisation. In the words of the owner of the site, Daniele De Michele, “in a world marked by a drive for growth at all costs, people breaking bread together and offering each other food is at the heart of civiltà, which means both civilization and civility.”
Cannelle et Vanille
Reading this blog is like taking a quick holiday to Europe.
E-Ting the World
A nice blog from Hong Kong about food. I like the excerpts about local places to eat in Hong Kong.
La Tartine Gourmande
A beautiful food blog with gluten free recipes as well.
Beautiful food and photography blog.
This was the first food blog I ever read and I love the feel of the site.
Rubber Slippers in Italy
Hawaiian girl discovers Italy.
A drool worthy website dedicated to dessert and photography.
Food and travel blog.
Favourite Food Photography
Cavoletto di Bruxelles
A super stylish blog about food and food photography in Italian.
Beautiful food photography from Dario Milano.
Helene du Jardin
Beautiful food photography by Helene du Jardin who also has a very helpful book on the same topic.
A drool worthy website dedicated to dessert and photography.
What Katie Ate
A food photography blog- beautiful!