Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it's a page-turner combining the missed chances of Captain Corelli's Mandolin with the foodie pleasures of Chocolat. A warming read for a winter's night.
Pellegrino takes us from 1960s Italy and Liverpool to 21st-century London, as Maria's story becomes Chiara's against a backdrop of family ties, food and secrets.
If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you.
A tale of love, families, their foibles - and food
An enjoyable and well-written story