Rosemary and Bitter Oranges: Growing Up in a Tuscan Kitchen

Patrizia Chen (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.95
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
August 01, 2007
Pages
240
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.55 X 9.0 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416575269
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About the Author

Born in Livorno, Italy, Patrizia Chen is a former professional model who has lived in Egypt, Japan, Todi and Argentina. A superb Italian home cook, Chen is renowned for her gourmet dinner parties; her first book, Rosemary and Bitter Oranges, told the story of how she learned to cook as a child in Tuscany. She is an avid tango dancer who brings her natural energy and charisma to everything she does--including contributing to numerous Italian publications and founding TangoInk--an online tango magazine. Chen lives with her husband in New York City and has two grown children.

Reviews

Patricia Volk

Author of "Stuffed"

Patrizia Chen does the impossible. She makes you experience her childhood. I loved "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges." It's as fresh as zabaione.
Christopher Buckley

author of "No Way to Treat a First Lady"

"Rosemary and Bitter Oranges "is the most delicious, soul-satisfying meal I've had in a very long time. It is to Italian food what the madeleine was to Proust.
Mauro Maccioni

Co-owner of Osteria del Circo and Le Cirque

With grace, charm, and wit, Patrizia Chen takes readers to an Italy that no longer exists, an Italy you can taste through Chen's masterful rendering in "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges."
Giuliano Hazan

Author of "Every Night Italian"

What a wonderful and beautifully written book is Patrizia Chen's "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges!" The vignettes she paints are so vivid and true they remind me of many similar experiences in my childhood. Her description of Emilia's negotiating skills at Livorno's food market is just perfect. This is a book I will treasure.
Michael and Ariane Batterberry

Founders of "Food Arts" and "Food & Wine"

"In Rosemary and Bitter Oranges," Patrizia Chen makes us a gift of her Mediterranean upbringing. Such is the power of her conjurings in this memoir-cookbook that readers of whatever nationality will be transformed into naturalized citizens of the Tuscan table. A stirring performance in every sense.
Patricia Volk Author of "Stuffed" Patrizia Chen does the impossible. She makes you experience her childhood. I loved "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges." It's as fresh as zabaione.
Michael and Ariane Batterberry Founders of "Food Arts" and "Food & Wine""In Rosemary and Bitter Oranges, " Patrizia Chen makes us a gift of her Mediterranean upbringing. Such is the power of her conjurings in this memoir-cookbook that readers of whatever nationality will be transformed into naturalized citizens of the Tuscan table. A stirring performance in every sense.
Giuliano Hazan Author of "Every Night Italian" What a wonderful and beautifully written book is Patrizia Chen's "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges!" The vignettes she paints are so vivid and true they remind me of many similar experiences in my childhood. Her description of Emilia's negotiating skills at Livorno's food market is just perfect. This is a book I will treasure.
Christopher Buckley author of "No Way to Treat a First Lady""Rosemary and Bitter Oranges "is the most delicious, soul-satisfying meal I've had in a very long time. It is to Italian food what the madeleine was to Proust.
"Kirkus Reviews" A beguiling memoir of growing up in a Tuscan city, learning to cook local and family favorites...A richly textured past intimately evoked.
Mauro Maccioni Co-owner of Osteria del Circo and Le Cirque With grace, charm, and wit, Patrizia Chen takes readers to an Italy that no longer exists, an Italy you can taste through Chen's masterful rendering in "Rosemary and Bitter Oranges."