A seminal Italian writer and teacher of Italian cooking, born in Florence 88 years ago.
I've learned much from my near 40 year-old copy of The Fine Art of Italian Cooking.
Giuliano Bugialli (boo-JYA-lee) was born on Jan. 7, 1931, in Florence. Though he extolled the virtues of traditional recipes lovingly prepared, it was not because his mother, Clara Bugialli, logged a lot of time laboring over a stove. She was a fashion reporter.
“She was one of the first liberated women,” he said. “She hated the kitchen.” (The dedication to his first book reads: “To my mother. Who was the worst cook in the family. But the best everything else.”)
OBIT. and RIP.