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The Cook & The Maestro: Two Brothers, Two Countries, Two Passions Judith Armstrong

The Cook & The Maestro: Two Brothers, Two Countries, Two Passions

Judith Armstrong

Published December 2nd 2005
ISBN : 9780734402691
Paperback
310 pages
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Two different journeys of Italian migration to Australia, as seen through the eyes of two brothers a generation apart, with very different careers: one dedicated to the arts of the organ, the other to the table. Stefano de Pieri has made his nameMoreTwo different journeys of Italian migration to Australia, as seen through the eyes of two brothers a generation apart, with very different careers: one dedicated to the arts of the organ, the other to the table. Stefano de Pieri has made his name through the ABC-TV series A Gondola on the Murray and the accompanying books of recipes. He has earned three hats for the Grand Hotel in Mildura, and is famous for adapting fresh Australian ingredients to the traditional recipes of the Veneto. His older brother, Sergio, was Chief Organist at St Patricks Cathedral, Melbourne, in the 1960s- and subsequently became Professor of Organ at the Conservatorium of Venice. He now divides his time between Italy and Australia- he initiated the popular annual Ballarat Goldfields Organ Festival. An archetypal story of migrants finding a new home, this book is as vibrant and varied as the two brothers, as they compete for attention with poems by Stefano and recipes by Sergio. Author Biography: Judith Armstrong is a Russianist who has taught Russian, French and European studies at the University of Melbourne. She reviews for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian, the Age and the Australian Book Review. Her books include The Novel of Adultery, The Unsaid Anna Karenina, In the Land of Kangaroos and Goldmines and The Christesen Romance. Judith has two sons, one of whom lives in Brazil. She lives in Melbourne and enjoys the Italian ambience of Carlton and its food and wine. She first met Sergio in connection with organising tours to Europe and has been firm friends with him, Stefano and the extended family ever since.