Why I Love Books: By Guy Grossi, author of Love Italy

There is something about the smell of a book I love. That smell when you turn the fresh crisp pages and the feeling of the paper. It’s usually the first thing I do when I pick up a new book, run my hand along the pages. While I love technology, there is something special about holding and feeling a book. Seeing someone’s hard work bound together into the final product. Something you can’t get from reading the same print online.

I love the romance about it, getting caught up in a story or lost in the images printed on the pages. I like having books to use as references when I need. Both at home and at work I’m surrounded by all kinds of books. As an educational tool, I love reading and using them to better my knowledge, there is nothing more important than constantly learning. Also important is their ability to share a story or paint a picture and engage the reader.

I hoped to achieve all of these things in Love Italy. I wanted to create a publication that was educational, teaching about the traditions and history of Italian food. I also wanted to share the stories of some very special people who work every day to preserve the techniques that bring the Italian food culture to life.

The last thing I wanted to achieve with this book was somewhat a piece of art. The photos and words used have created a beautiful masterpiece that evokes all kinds of emotion as it takes you on a food journey through Italy.

Click here to order Love Italy from Booktopia,
Australia’s Local Bookstore

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Guy Grossi, author of Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen, Grossi Florentino, and My Italian Heart, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks

Guy Grossi

author of Recipes from My Mother’s KitchenGrossi Florentino, and My Italian Heart,

Ten Terrifying Questions

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1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?

I was born and bred in in Carlton, Melbourne. I spent some early years in Broadmeadows and then moved to Carnegie.  I have very fond memories of my childhood there.

 2. What did you want to be when you were 12, 18 and 30? And why?

I wanted to be many different things growing up – one was a policeman, electrician. I always Continue reading

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