In this episode I talk about Pellegrino Artusi who wrote the first ‘Italian’ cookbook, a huge cultural and culinary influence in Italy.
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The episode includes:
- Brigands in nineteenth century Italy
- The brigand Stefano Pelloni, aka Il Passatore
- Il Passatore a Forlimpopoli
- How Pellegrino Artusi ended up in Florence
- Artusi’s interests
- How Artusi decided to write his cookbook
- Reasons for the cookbook’s success
- Why the cookbook could be called the first ‘Italian’ cookbook
- Extracts from the book
Il Passatore a Forlimpopoli, full poem (in Italian).
History of Italian Unification.
The Casa Artusi foundation.
Scienza in Cucina e l’Arte di Mangiar Bene full text, in Italian (pdf).
Other articles by me about Pellegrino Artusi including some recipes.