Italian forefathers and mothers
There are so! many! people who have shaped Italian cuisines, but I'm wondering who you think of as influential people in Italian cooking (besides Marcella and Lidia...). In addition, what are the recipes that you find synonymous with them? The people my nonna talks about as beloved Italian cookbook writers are not the ones I might name, and I'm curious to learn more about all the people who've brought Italian cooking to us. Thank you in advance.