Some extra information

How We Fell in Love with Italian Food by Diego Zancani

How We Fell in Love with Italian Food by Diego Zancani
hover to zoom or click to enlarge

How We Fell in Love with Italian Food by Diego Zancani

BOOKS003
Pizza, pasta, pesto and olive oil: today, it’s hard to imagine any supermarket without these items. But how did these foods – and many more Italian ingredients – become so widespread and popular? This book maps the extraordinary progress of Italian food, from the legacy of the Roman invasion to its current, ever-increasing popularity. Using medieval manuscripts it traces Italian recipes in Britain back as early as the thirteenth century, and through travel diaries it explores encounters with Italian food and its influence back home. The book also shows how Italian immigrants – from ice-cream sellers and grocers to chefs and restaurateurs – had a transformative influence on our cuisine, and how Italian food was championed at pivotal moments by pioneering cooks such as Elizabeth David, Anna Del Conte, Rose Gray, Ruth Rogers and Jamie Oliver. With mouth-watering illustrations from the archives of the Bodleian Library and elsewhere, this book also includes Italian regional recipes that have come down to us through the centuries. It celebrates the enduring international appeal of Italian restaurants and the increasingly popular British take on Italian cooking and the Mediterranean diet. With a double page spread on Valvona & Crolla too!
In stock and ready for delivery
£25.00 (inc. Vat)
Fresh Product

Order by 11am for Next Day Delivery (where available)
Delivery Information
Tickets for events are emailed to you at time of purchase. Please print your ticket to bring with you or show the ticket on your phone when you arrive.

Gift Vouchers will be sent by 1st class Royal Mail. Gift Vouchers are redeemable in our Shop and Caffè Bar. To redeem a voucher online, please email webmaster@valvonacrolla.co.uk or phone 0131 556 6066.

We strongly advise you to leave a contact number for recipient of an order in case they need to be contacted. For any queries regarding an order please contact webmaster@valvonacrolla.co.uk or phone 0131 556 6066.

Fresh Food is packed in an insulated bag with a cool pack guaranteed to keep produce cool for 48 hours.

Sustainability our packaging is 95% plastic free, sustainability sourced and 95% fully compostable.

     FREE UK DELIVERY, 2 - 5 BUSINESS DAYS

  • Minimum order £60 (£6 charge for orders under £60)
  • Includes Scottish Highlands & Northern Ireland
  • Delivery within 2 - 5 business days  


    NEXT DAY DELIVERY £10*

  • For any order value placed before 11am
  • Scottish Highlands & Northern Island 2 day service

     SATURDAY DELIVERY £14*

  • Any value of order placed before 11am on Friday

For delivery outside of the UK, please contact webmaster@valvonacrolla.co.uk

Buying from Valvona & Crolla Shop OnLine is simple, efficient and safe. All our products, whether food, wine or accessories, are carefully chosen for their quality and value.

Everything you buy from us is despatched in the best possible condition. When you receive your parcel please open it immediately and if there is a faulty or damaged product please contact us as soon as possible, either by email sales@valvonacrolla.co.uk or telephone - 0131 556 6066 (Standard rate). Lines are open 0800 - 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday.

We will put matters right as quickly as possible and to your entire satisfaction. If you and those who receive your gifts are not entirely delighted with any of our products we replace them or offer a full refund.

The foregoing does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer under Scottish law.

Customer Reviews
Be the first to write a review about this product.