'The writer who never talks about eating, about appetite, hunger, food, about cooks and meals, arouses my suspicion, as though some vital element were missing in him.' Scholarly, playful, idiosyncratic and witty, Aldo Buzzi's The Perfect Egg is an excursion into the food that has obsessed, provoked and intrigued the author through his life. A book of genial and highly refined chat, enriched with personal anecdotes, recipes and quotations from literature and history, it is a tribute to the profound pleasures of food.
Sings of the joys of food: an entertaining scrap bag of anecdote, recipes and quotations. Reading The Perfect Egg leaves you full of ideas and the joys of life. Publishing News, Sue Barker's top picks for January
About Aldo Buzzi
Aldo Buzzi was born in Como in 1910. He is an architect and an essayist who worked in Italian cinema and as a publisher for many years. Aldo Buzzi lives in Milan. Saul Steinberg (1914-1999) was one of America's best-loved artists, renowed for the drawings that appeared in The New Yorker and for the artwork exhibited internationally in museums and galleries. He and Aldo Buzzi met in architecture school in Milan in the 1930s and remained close friends until Steinberg's death.
The Perfect Egg: and Other Secrets by Aldo Buzzi
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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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