“Italy is a beautiful but complicated place, not so much a country as a collection of cultures and cuisines. Matt Goulding expertly navigates it’s wonders and eccentricities with wisdom and great passion.” -Anthony Bourdain
"Goulding is pioneering a new type of writing about food." -Financial Times
This is not a cookbook. This is something more: a travelogue, a patient investigation of Italy’s cuisine, a loving profile of the everyday heroes who bring Italy to the table. Pasta, Pane, Vino is the latest edition of the genre-bending Roads & Kingdoms style pioneered under Anthony Bourdain’s imprint in Rice, Noodle, Fish ( 2016 Travel Book of the Year, Society of American Travel Writers ) and Grape, Olive, Pig ( 2017 IACP Award, Literary Food Writing).
Town by town, bite by bite, author Matt Goulding brings Italy to life through intimate portraits of its food culture and the people pushing it in new directions: Three globe-trotting brothers who became the mozzarella kings of Puglia; the pizza police of Naples and the innovative pies that stay one step ahead of the rules; the Barolo Boys who turned the hilly Piedmont into one of the world’s great wine regions.
Goulding’s writing has never been better, in complete harmony with the book's innovative design and the more than 200 lush color photographs that introduce the chefs, shepherds, fisherman, farmers, grandmas, and guardians who power this country’s extraordinary culinary traditions. From the pasta temples of Rome to the multicultural markets of Sicily to the family-run, fish-driven trattorias of Lake Como, Pasta, Pane, Vino captures the breathtaking diversity of Italian regional food culture.
About the Author
A James Beard Award–winning writer, Matt Goulding has never been better, writing in complete harmony with the book’s innovative design and the more than 200 lush color photographs that introduce the chefs, shepherds, fisherman, farmers, nonne, and guardians who power this country’s extraordinary culinary traditions. From the pasta temples of Rome to the multicultural markets of Sicily to the family-run, fish-driven trattorias of Lake Como, Pasta, Pane, Vino captures in a breathtaking tribute the diversity of Italian regional food culture.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
WOW! What a great book! Matt Goulding’s 3rd book PASTA, PANE, VINO from Roads & Kingdoms takes you on a culinary adventure across all the regions of Italy. From the globetrotting buffalo mozzarella makers of Puglia to Ragu Nonna’s of Savigno, this book covers it all. The challenge? Just as Goulding & Anthony Bourdain share in the foreword, how do you get a book on Italian food & cooking right? All I can say it this book got it right and has me purchasing tasty charcuterie, Salumi, pasta and in search of the best Ragu the SF Bay area has to offer. I’m hungry for more with each chapter. Goulding has the ability to capture the moment, smells and tastes so well that I find myself salivating while reading! And the vividly colorful photos bring you that much closer to the food and interesting people he meets along the way. I really enjoyed his 7 day hike/walk through the Piedmont region. Who needs a car when you can walk through an area filled with culinary treasures. Pick this book up today, you will be headed to Italy before you know it! Either on a plane or in your imagination. It is a great read by a wonderful author considerate to the history and culture of all regions. Sven Wetmore