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Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings

The Spirit of Coming Together

by Angela Villella and Teresa Oates

Hardback Publication Date: 26/02/2014

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Featuring 110 authentic Italian recipes, including plenty of everyday meals, as well as eloborate feasts to feed a crowd and sweet treats for special occasions.

This book will soon become a well-thumbed volume in your collection as you come together to cook and eat with your loved ones.

Teresa Oates and Angela Villella are passionate in their quest to preserve the customs and vibrant food culture of their parents' native Calabria, and to introduce new generations to the joys of simple, generous cooking with the freshest produce.

In their first, bestselling book, Mangia! Mangia!, they celebrated home-style southern Italian food and their families' life-affirming seasonal food rituals. Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings is all about accogliarsi, the spirit of coming together that permeates the lives of those in this close-knit community, and the traditional recipes that embody this spirit.

Join Teresa and Angela as they clear out their garages to celebrate family christenings and first communions, and delight in the time-honoured rituals and frenzied food preparation these entail. Experience a wedding, southern Italian style, with music, ceremony and a magnificent platter of porchetta (roast suckling pig) adorned with sparklers. Find out why nonnas start their Christmas baking in November, and learn about the respectful spirit of generosity that offers comfort to a grieving family with a pot of homemade brodo (soup).

Featuring 110 authentic Italian recipes, including plenty of everyday meals, as well as elaborate feasts to feed a crowd and sweet treats for special occasions, this book will soon become a well-thumbed volume in your collection as you come together to cook and eat with your loved ones.

ISBN:
9781921383281
9781921383281
Category:
National & regional cuisine
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
26-02-2014
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
258x201x25mm
Weight:
0.95kg
Angela Villella

Angela Villella is a former school teacher turned Union Official. She was brought up in an Italian-migrant family, surrounded by good, fresh produce and a passionate food culture.

In a quest to 'rescue their mammas' recipes from extinction', Angela and her good friend Teresa Oates have banded together to set up mangiamangia, a site to share their family recipes and to encourage others to preserve their family food history, whatever their story or ethnic-background.

Their first book, Mangia! Mangia!, explores their families' Italian food culture and recipes.

Teresa Oates

Teresa Oates has worked as a personal chef and caterer. She is a Melbourne mum who was brought up in an Italian-migrant family, surrounded by good, fresh produce and a passionate food culture.

In a quest to 'rescue their mammas' recipes from extinction', Teresa and her good friend Angela Villella have banded together to set up mangiamangia a site to share their family recipes and to encourage others to preserve their family food history, whatever their story or ethnic-background.

Their first book, Mangia! Mangia!, explores their families' food culture and recipes.

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