Mangia! Mangia! - Teresa Oates

Mangia! Mangia!

By: Teresa Oates, Angela Villella

Paperback | 17 July 2017 | Edition Number 1

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Mangia! Mangia!, Italian for Eat! Eat!, celebrates home-style Southern Italian food, based on traditional recipes and methods passed down through the generations. Authors Teresa Oates and Angela Villella are passionate in their quest to preserve the vibrant food culture of their parents' native Calabria, and to introduce new generations to the joys of simple, generous cooking with the freshest produce.

Join them as they record the sacred seasonal rituals of their childhood, from the production of a year's supply of passata using summer's tomatoes, through autumn's ceremonial preservation of vegetables and olives, to the 'making' of the pig in winter, when an entire pig is converted into a pantry full of salumi. Learn how to match pasta types to sauces, how to prepare traditional Italian favourites like minestrone and lasagne, and how to create mouth-watering sweet treats for special family celebrations.

Mangia! Mangia! embraces the one constant of their migrant families' journeys – their food – prepared with an innate wisdom and served with a generosity of spirit. As you cook and eat, you will be doing your part to save these unique traditions and recipes, born of a rich migrant food culture, from extinction.

Beautifully photographed, Mangia! Mangia! is not only a wonderful cooking reference, it is a heartwarming account of the sharing of wisdom, the creation of community and the preservation of rituals that keep us close to those we love.

About the Author

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, 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.

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, 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.
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