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!