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*Italian Food Safari*

ITALIAN FOOD SAFARI BY MAEVE O'MEARA WITH GUY GROSSI, HARDIE GRANT, $55.

The long-awaited next feast in SBS’s beautiful Food Safari series is a celebration of the Italian Australians who have kept their food traditions intact over generations. Travel again with Maeve O’Meara and legendary chef Guy Grossi as they spend time with Australia’s top Italian chefs and producers.

Covering the four seasons, Italian Food Safari introduces you to the cosy home kitchens where masterpieces are whipped up, the elegant restaurants filled with delicious aromas, plus the specialist providores and delis, bakeries, cheesemakers and pasticcerias. Offering simple foolproof recipes anyone could cook at home, this tome celebrates the extraordinary wealth of Italian culture – families building their wood-fired ovens, growing much of their produce and keeping food at the centre of family life, a tradition we all treasure.

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