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After more than two hundred years, Viaggio in Italia continues to represent the most famous diary of the Grand Tour ever written. In this book, Laura Melara-Dürbeck retraces the journey from a gastronomic point of view, following in the footsteps of the great Johann Wolfgang Goethe, gourmand ante litteram, who with refined and surprising descriptions leads us on an exciting discovery of the ingredients and dishes of the “country where lemons flourish”: from the simple preparations of Sicilian peasants to the more refined ones of the aristocratic Neapolitan families or picnics in the Roman countryside.

Laura Melara-Dürbeck, born in Turin, has been living in Germany for many years. She devours books and adores good food without sinning of gastronomic chauvinism. This passion led her to found the gastro-literary agency “Porta un libro a cena” (Bring a book to dinner) which caters to all lovers of literature and good food. She is responsible for the Frankfurt Delegation of the Italian Academy of Cuisine.