'Most of what we have learnt has been from Italians who we've cooked side by side with. With this book, we want you to cook side by side with us' - Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers. Over the last twenty years, Rose and Ruth have both visited Italy time and again and during these visits have learned the many different subtleties that appear in dishes from the different, and very diverse, regions of the country. They have cooked alongside mothers, grandmothers, cousins and wine makers who have shared their family recipes. This book is Rose and Ruth's personal interpretation of these recipes. It's a celebration of the real, classic food of Italy; the traditional, regional food they both love to eat when they are in Italy, and the food they love to cook at their restaurant and also at home. The precious recipes that they have become well known for, as well as the ones that are cooked less and less in Italy these days.