Adriatico: Stories and Recipes from the Adriatic Coast of Italy

Paola Bacchia


The Italian eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea runs from the heel of the boot-shaped peninsula at the Ionian Sea to the northern waters of the Gulf of Trieste. Along its length are rugged rocky coastlines, sandy stretches of beach, lagoons and wetlands. Spindly wooden fishing piers, white-washed walls, colourful villages and sea-facing piazze dot the 750-mile coastline. The food of the Adriatic mirrors the memories and traditions of peoples past and present who have lived on its shores, with ingredients reflecting the climate and terrain.

Adriatico’s seven chapters each showcase one of its distinct regions’ culinary character. Each community prepares their preferred pasta, rice, polenta, meat and seafood dishes with a unique flair. Join Paola on this beautiful journey as she travels the length of this unexplored coastline, passing through Puglia and the Venetian Lagoon, with its fifty islands, to find ancient food traditions still thriving.

Creator Bio

Paola Bacchia is one of Australia’s most popular Italian food bloggers. Her blog, Italy On My Mind, tells the story of family memories and their connections to food. It won awards for best food blog in 2013 and 2015 by ITALY magazine. Paola returns to Italy every year to expand her knowledge of Italian food, its traditions and innovations. Paola previously published Italian Street Food with Smith Street Books in 2016.

Price £25.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 25 September 2018
Pages 304
Height 265mm
Width 210mm
Illustrations 220 colour photographs
ISBN-13 9781925418729