Cooking in the hills of Cesare Pavese. A journey into the peasant world of the Langhe and its culinary traditions.
Cesare Pavese has by now become an icon of enogastronomic tourism: his name often recurs in the presentation of that paradise of food and wine which are the Langhe. In his works it is possible to find out the eating habits of a rural world stopped more than eighty years ago, where food is the mirror of peasant misery, but it is also an occasion to celebrate the festivities connected to agricultural harvests. La luna, il cibo e i falò by Giovanni Casalegno is a journey into the peasant world and its culinary traditions, in which gastronomic references are not lacking in relation to typical Pavese themes such as solitude, death, escape and the return to one’s roots.
Giovanni Casalegno, originally from Moncucco Torinese (Asti), is a teacher of Literature. Passionate about Italian literature and cuisine, he has published several essays about enogastronomic literature, novels, short stories and he is co-author of relevant lexicographic publications.