Annarita Caputo, Leone Contini

Ricettario Immaginato

Kunstverein Publishing, Milano — 2018
SFr. 24.00
Pages: 192
Edition: 250 copies
Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm
Language: English, Italian
ISBN: 9789490629199

This book’s contents are based on two handwritten notebooks containing recipes collected by Giosuè Fiorentino between November 1917 and January 1918, while interned in a German prison camp. He was captured along with other Italian soldiers during the Battle of Caporetto. The imprisoned young men, exhausted and malnourished, took solace in compiling recipe books in a reinvention of a community tradition.
By writing down the fondly remembered recipes from family feasts, they projected a convivial act of resistance into the future, hoping for a time of peace. This is the first time that the recipes from the notebooks are transcribed and published in both Italian and English.

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