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The Art of Traditional Italian

Without an understanding of tradition, you cannot make real Italian food!

Lucio Galletto grew up in a village on the Ligurian coast of Italy, where his parents had a restaurant. In The Art of Traditional Italian, he celebrates La Cucina Italiana: the flavours, the history and the techniques of Italian cuisine, perfected over centuries. All your favourites are here – vitello tonnato, spring minestrone, risotto alla milanese, eggplant parmigiana, veal saltimbocca and tiramisù, along with many more classic dishes you’ll wish you’d tried sooner.

This book is a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds – original artworks from some of Australia’s finest artists accompany the recipes in this exciting collaboration between Lucio and the long-time friends whose art famously lines the walls of his Sydney restaurant, Lucio’s. This is food from the heart – passionate, generous and authentic.

Lucio’s eponymous restaurant is famously lined with artworks by some of Australia’s most accomplished artists, and this book follows suit – each chapter features original artwork from one of his artist friends. A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, this glorious book will become a treasured addition to the shelves of cooks and artists everywhere.


John Olsen AO,OBE
Hilarie Mais
Luke Sciberras
Garry Shead
Salvatore Zofrea OAM
Euan Macleod
Joshua Macpherson
Peter Godwin
Jason Benjamin
John Beard

Signed copies are available at the restaurant. To order and purchase on line please click here. Payment is simple and orders will be processed within 24 hours.

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