by Claudio Benporat

The captivating history of the Chef: from the splendours of ancient times to the spectacular banquets of the Renaissance, up to the cultural revival of the present day.

This enjoyable and engaging book presents a thorough investigation of the artistic side of a highly creative profession and of the social backdrops against which it has evolved.

This chronicle is based on ancient cooking treatises, shedding light on the tools and environments from various historical periods, which are presented in vivid descriptions and images.

Claudio Benporat was born in Trieste in 1938, and he lives and works in Milan. A successful historian specialising in Italian cuisine, he is the author of many essays and volumes on food and wine culture. He publishes and runs the three-yearly publication “Appunti di gastronomia”.