Time after time after time: The perennial charm of

The only kind of cooking I have ever cared for is relaxed and unpretentious, producing food that becomes a part of our lives and of Tour warmest memories, food that we want to go back to again and again and again, simple food that has only one objective: to taste good. These are the words of the noted Italian cook Marcella Hazan, who died in 2013 aged 89. Her Marcella's Kitchen is one of those well-thumbed books my mother sent, with love to all the cooks in the house, in the 1980s when we first came to Italy.... Click to download the PDF of this article.