I bought "Recipes From My Mothers Kitchen" when I first saw it at the Cellar Bar at Grossi Florentino. I was having dinner there with my husband and the atmosphere was jovial after a beautiful meal and a few glasses of red. I picked the book up, flicked through it and instantly thought I have to have this one in my cookbook collection.
Guy Grossi's parents emigrated from northern Italy to Melbourne in 1960. While his father worked as a chef, his mother turned out the pastas, braises, soups and puddings she had learnt growing up in Verona and in Milan, which sustained the hungry family of six
It is from his mothers cooking that Guy Grossi learnt how to cook and this book is a tribute to her. It is so personal with family stories and memories behind the food shared. I love the cover, the way Guy's mother is looking at him..such an elegant lady. The book is beautifully photographed by Sharyn Cairns and styled by Glen Proebstel.
There are over 100 recipes in the book, one of my favourites tiramisu pictured below.
and delicious, silky lasagna.
It makes you think about the importance of family and making the effort to get together to share a meal and catch up.
We saw her off to the airport as a family...
Here she is just about to board the plane. Bye Emma we hope you have a wonderful time and learn lots...Can't wait to cook some recipes from my kitchen when you come home. Love Mum x