Born in Rome in 1928 Grandma has memories of war and liberation that she often tells stories about over Sunday lunches.

Not only historical, her testimony also gives a detailed and lived account of the food rations that characterized her childhood years. What we now call “culinary arts” was then pure spirit of survival: flower salads and wild herb soups with stale bread.

Forgotten recipes such as Pea Skin soup or Apples and Stale Bread Cake come from  her “art of survival” in the kitchen. They are still used today and are not to be missed!