The marchioness Maria Luisa Incontri Lotteringhi della Stufa
(La Spezia 1911 – Lucignano della Chiana, Arezzo 1991) was a very unique
noblewoman. She liked sports, was a
hunting and fishing enthusiast and was an Italian Greyhound breeder in the
castle of Calcione near Lucignano, Tuscany.
She cooked as a hobby and wrote because it was her calling. She indulged her numerous interests by publishing Il piccolo levriero italiano nell’arte e nella storia (Sansoni, 1956), Il Girarrosto. Come si cucina la selvaggina (Olimpia, 1959) and La cucina nell’arte (Vallecchi, 1983). But her most challenging work, and the one that made her famous and became a reference for all the gastronomic experts, consists in two volumes: Desinari e cene and Pranzi e conviti. It is a classic of gastronomy and customs history and was published by Olimpia in 1964-1965 and reintroduced completely by the Florentine editor Sarnus in 2010, with a presentation by Zeffiro Ciuffoletti, a new themed index and colors.
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