'A feast of horrors and delights...hard to fault: enlightening and consistently moreish'
'Mouthwatering...like lunch in the green hills above Lake Como, or dinner at the horseshoe bays of Sardinia, Dickie's book is sheer pleasure.'
'witty history of Italy through food.'
'Full of fascinating detail'
delightfully witty and anecdote-rich
'Like a really classy cook shop, Delizia! is stuffed with arcane culinary facts and gadgets, anecdotes, recipes and stories.'
'Informs as well as enlightens...a clever and provoking account of Italy's history'