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Only in Naples - Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-law-logo

Only in Naples - Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-law

Katherine Wilson

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Full of lighthearted humor, sumptuous food, the wisdom of an Italian mother-in-law, and all the atmosphere of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels, this warm and witty memoir follows American-born Katherine Wilson on her adventures abroad. Thanks to a surprising romance-and a spirited woman who teaches her to laugh, to seize joy, and to love-a three-month rite of passage in Naples turns into a permanent embrace of this boisterous city on the Mediterranean. When I saw the sea at Gaeta, I knew that Naples was near and I was coming home. "There is a chaotic, vibrant energy about Naples that forces you to let go and give in," writes Katherine, who arrives in the city to intern at the United States Consulate. One evening, she meets handsome, studious Salvatore and finds herself immediately enveloped by his elegant mother, Raffaella, and the rest of the Avallone family. From that moment, Katherine's education begins: Never eat the crust of a pizza first, always stand up and fight for yourself and your loved ones, and consider mealtimes sacred-food must be prepared fresh and consumed in compagnia. Immersed in Neapolitan culture, traditions, and cuisine, slowly and unexpectedly falling for Salvatore, and longing for Raffaella's company and guidance, Katherine discovers how to prepare meals that sing, from hearty, thick ragù to comforting rigatoni alla Genovese to pasta al forno, a casserole chock-full of bacon, béchamel, and no fewer than four kinds of cheeses. The secret to succulent, tender octopus? Beat it with a hammer. While Katherine is used to large American kitchens with islands and barstools, she understands the beauty of small, tight Italian ones, where it's easy to offer a taste from a wooden spoon. Through courtship, culture clashes, Sunday services, marriage, and motherhood (in Naples, a pregnancy craving must always be satisfied!), Katherine comes to appreciate carnale, the quintessentially Neapolitan sense of comfort and confidence in one's own skin. Raffaella and her famiglia are also experts at sdramma

Language:

English

Length:

8h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:08


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:48


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:01


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:21


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:04


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:21


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:00


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:05


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:47


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:02


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:23


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:39


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:10


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:50


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

09:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:47


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:44


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:54


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:41


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

08:07


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

09:19


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:45


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:05


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:35


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:33


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:29


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:47


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

02:41


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:41


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:32


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:53


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:54


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:33