“Wolfango in Germany, Amedeo in Italy,” is how Mozart sometimes signed his personal pages, addressed to his mother and sister and added to his father’s letters, during their travels in Italy around 1770. Tracing the stays of the young musician together with his father Leopold, enthusiastic about having his son discover the country of music and art, Angurie per Amadeus by Andrea Maia proposes the gastronomic delicacies and foods that accompanied (and who knows, perhaps inspired) the two travelers. Watermelons included.
Andrea Maia is originally from Niella Tanaro, in the Monregalese area, where he set his novels. In them, Piedmontese cooking is often present, given the author’s interest for gastronomy, dating back to his early youth.