• "Timeless... Completely approachable for home cooks"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "So much more than a catch-all Italian cookbook. Claudia's writing puts the romance back into ubiquitous dishes such as panzanella and bolognese, and gives context to classic flavour combinations and techniques we take for granted... It's time to fall back in love with Italian mama food, guided by the mama of cookery writing and food anthropology"

    Eve O'Sullivan, Guardian
  • "Claudia’s erudite style remains as compelling as ever"

    Waitrose Kitchen
  • "The writing is peerless, the recipes as meticulous as you would expect from perhaps the planet’s finest food writer"

  • "‘My favourite cookbook is Claudia Roden’s Food of Italy. Her writing is wonderful and she is incredibly thorough. I love this book in particular.’"

    Russell Norman, Polpo