TINA CHADDA, MD & RAFFAELLA COVINO
Cooking in the heart of Italy: recipes from my kitchen in Villamena
Introduction by Susan McKenna Grant
Tina Chadda and Raffaella Covino celebrate food, friendship and a very special place in this collection of recipes inspired by Raffaella’s family home, Villamena, in Umbria.
This is the region Italians fondly refer to as their country’s Green Heart, so it comes as no surprise that Tina, an MD and author of The Heart that Heals Itself, sometimes chooses Villamena for her popular meditation and yoga retreats.
Umbria is also ”la terra dei santi,” the land of saints, and Villamena itself is close to Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. The Covino family traces their history to his era when one of
his saintly miracles was performed in their private chapel.
With the spellbinding Umbrian landscape as a backdrop, these classic recipes praise the easy elegance of the Umbrian kitchen and are enhanced by the generous dose of soulfulness Raffa and Tina add to the mix. If you can’t ioin Tina and Raffa there in person,
Cooking in the Heart of Italy: Recipes from my Kitchen in Villamena
is the next best thing….Susan McKenna Grant
Susan McKenna Grant is the chef/proprietor of La Petraia www.lapetraia.com
and the author of two award-winning cook books, Piano Piano Pieno:
Authentic Food from a Tuscan Farm and Dinamica: Cucina Sistemica at KM 0.