Bringing Recipes to Life

This book is a record of traditions from Paola’s family: recipes from her childhood, the region’s past, and family and friends who still live beside the Adriatic coast.

Among recipes for semolina dumplings, beef and pork goulash and apricot strudel are memories of the region and stories of the recipes’ authors.

Istria is testament to the idea that recipes are so much more than instructions, that they are accumulated layers of stories and histories, both personal and collective, brought to life every time a dish is made.’ Rachel Roddy