Matthew Gavin Frank
University of Nebraska Press
Rich in details of village life of the Piemonte, Frank's witty tale of six months camped out in the garden of the Pittatore farm in Barolo (pop. 646) will transport you to the Italian countryside. You'll want to accompany this irresistible tale with a generous glass of red wine, and perhaps some ham. If you find youself dreaming of a trip to Italy, the Salone del Gusto, celebrating artisanal food, runs October 25-29 in Turino. For the flavor of the book and a receipe, we suggest a visit to matthewgfrank.com.