Anita Aloisio uncovers culinary secrets as she travels the Basilicata region of Italy. Along the way, she meets villagers, renowned chefs and amateur cooks who offer to recreate and share specialty dishes and recipes. Anita and her team witness how the very soul of the southern Italian way of being is reflected in every dish. They are touched not only by the smells and sounds emanating from the kitchens, but by the authentic dedication and passion the chefs and cooks demonstrate. Each segment of this travel journal encapsulates a deeply-rooted sensation of family, love, and affection, reviving the need for human connection, which transcends any borders when expressed through the selfless sharing of a meal.
About the author
Anita Aloisio uncovers culinary secrets as she travels the Basilicata region of Italy. Along the way, she meets villagers, five-star chefs and amateur cooks who offer to recreate and share specialty dishes and recipes.
Learning to cook isn’t just about knives, timing and technique. It’s about who you are, where you were born and how you deal with the world around you. A good cook brings his or her life to the table. This is where you share and savour an honest meal, skilfully prepared with fresh humble ingredients and a lot of love. Basilicata Secrets is that rare breed of cookbook that is written with candour and bravado. It is intimate, profound and soulful. Anita Aloisio is a talented author. She beautifully captures the essence and voice of the people of Basilicata, taking the readers on a culinary journey by sharing their traditional recipes, their life stories, and by illustrating how such principles shape the heart and soul.
Maria Loggia, Founder of Tavola Mia Cooking School in Hudson, Quebec