Friend of the agency and all-round culinary genius Mimi Thorisson has just released her third cookbook! We are an agency that is passionate about all things food and drink, and have loved her blog Manger for years, so we’re loving that her newest book is now officially available.
In Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from our Travels in Italy, it’s clear to see that Mimi Thorisson was more focused than ever on balancing the fine line between exquisite dining and achievable recipes. Her newest offering comes from the Italian countryside, where she and her ever-adventurous family relocated after almost a decade in rural France, the birthplace of her first two books.
Having been curious about the culinary world of Italy for years, Mimi proudly explains in the introduction that the heart of a nation’s history is its cuisine, and that she hopes she is sharing part of Italy’s story by sharing these dishes. Leafing through the cookbook, it is clear that Mimi means it; as those who are fans of Mimi’s would expect, huge amounts of craft and care has gone into each and every recipe to ensure they look as delicious and authentic as possible. The magic of the rural and rustic Italian countryside is evoked throughout.
Interestingly, the recipes in this book are amalgamation of the Italian dishes she has always cooked, those she has discovered since her move, and recipes donated from locals she has befriended since her relocation. The result is an enchanting combination, made that much more appetising by the accompanying imagery, courtesy of her photographer husband Oddur.
The book also includes a hearty introduction to the family’s life in Italy and Italian cooking, with instructions on how to make Italian staples as a preparation for readers, before they take a leap into the world of Italian cuisine. A romantic, bucolic look at Mimi Thorisson’s Italy, the Wall Street Journal calls Old World Italian, “A tribute to the home cooking of real families across the country.”
Get your copy now from Amazon, and start embodying your culinary dreams.