Author(s): Lucio Galletto
Sydney restaurateur Lucio Galletto celebrates the food of his childhood - the simplicity, creativity and passion that makes traditional Italian cooking so timeless and appealing. All the classics are here, from minestrone and risotto alla milanese to caponata and peperonata, veal saltimbocca, lasagna, osso buco and sweet favourites like tiramisu and panna cotta. Lucio's eponymous restaurant is famously lined with artworks by some of Australia's most accomplished artists, and this book follows suit - each chapter features original artwork from one of his artist friends. A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, this glorious book will become a treasured addition to the shelves of cooks and artists everywhere.
Restaurateur Lucio Galletto has been serving sophisticated Italian food to media and political luminaries and artists (whose work lines the walls of his restaurant, Lucio's) for well over 25 years. He came to Australia from Liguria in 1977 from a family of restaurateurs, and has been proudly continuing the family tradition of great hospitality ever since. In 2008 Lucio was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to the community through his contributions as a restaurateur and author, and his support of arts organisations. His books include The Art of Pasta, Soffritto and Lucio's Ligurian Kitchen (all written with David Dale) and The Art of Food at Lucio's (with Timothy Fisher).