Author(s): Rachel Roddy
'Of course I thought Rome was glorious, but I didn't want to stay. A month, three at most, then I'd take a train back to Sicily to finish the clockwise journey I'd interrupted, before moving even further southwards...' Instead, captivated by the exhilarating life of Testaccio, the wedge-shaped quarter of Rome that centres round the old slaughterhouse and the bustling food market, Rachel decided to rent a flat and live there. Thus began an Italian adventure that's turned into a brand new life. FIVE QUARTERS charts a year in Rachel's small kitchen, shopping, cooking, eating and writing, capturing a uniquely domestic picture of life in this vibrant, charismatic city. Combining Rachel's love of Italian food and cooking with a strong nostalgia for home and memories of growing up in England, this is a cookbook to read in bed as well as to use in the kitchen.
Notebook, recipe book and kitchen diary, Rachel Roddy merges her love of Italian cooking with a strong nostalgia for the family mealtimes of her English childhood
Winner Best First Book 2016 British Food Writers Guild
Rachel comes from London but now lives in Rome. She's a trained actress, lives with a musician and has a son. She cooks and writes. racheleats.wordpress.com Follow Rachel on Twitter @racheleats