Pietro Demaio is a Melbourne GP with a passion for his Italian heritage and the traditional preserving recipes from his homeland. Pietro's parents emigrated from Calabria to Australia with a 'heart full of traditions, stories, recipes and skills' to help them settle into their new home. Pietro loved the traditional preserved foods his parents made and shared, but outside of the family home, these old preserving skills were being lost and pushed aside to make way for more modern techniques. Pietro yearned to keep these old traditions alive and pass them on to his three sons, so he embarked on a personal journey to collect and publish preserving recipes not just from his own family, but from nonne, nonni and families all over Italy. The result was Preserving the Italian Way - Pietro's love song to his heritage and the childhood dishes he loved to eat.BROWSE BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR >
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We are completely thrilled to have the one and only Melbourne superstar of preserving, Pietro Demaio, join us for a special lunchtime event online. Demaio's Preserving The Italian Way is one of Readings' best sellers-and for good reason. It is the type of book that is filled with classic and wonderfully simple recipes that you find yourself returning to over and over again. This event is online and ticket entry is $5 per person, which is redeemable off purchase of the book when buying online from the Readings website. Attendees will be sent a promo code to claim $5 off the price of the book when they are emailed the Zoom link before the event. Please note, the promo code is valid online only, for 24 hours, and not applicable in-store.12:15 PM