From the Source - ItalyItaly's Most Authentic Recipes From the People That Know Them Best

“Italian food: much loved, much appropriated,” reads the introduction in From the Source: Italy. While the vast interpretations of Italian cuisine speak volumes about its worldwide appeal, Lonely Planet sought out to bring readers real recipes by traveling to the places they originated from Lonely Planet team Sarah Barrell and Susan Wright explored every corner of Italy, from coast to coast, collecting and photographing home-grown dishes from the very families who invented or inherited them and keep them alive today. From the Source: Italy shares their stories through their food, family, restaurants and love of the abundant land that surrounds them.

Featuring tagliatelle al ragù from Bologna, a classic pizza portofoglio from Naples, a hand-rolled orecchiette from Puglia and a Piemontese vitello tonnato, From the Source: Italy brings you the recipes that define not only a sense of place but community too. Buon appetito!

Author Sarah Barrell has contributed to Lonely Planet titles including You Only Live Once and Great Escapes. Formerly Travel Editor at the Independent on Sunday and acting Travel Editor of Olive food magazine, Sarah currently writes freelance for a number of UK publications including National Geographic Traveller, where she is Associate Editor. Visit and @TravelBarrell.
Rome-based Australian photojournalist Susan Wright has spent the past decade traveling throughout Italy. Her images have graced the pages of such titles as Australian Gourmet Traveller, Lonely Planet Traveller, Travel + Leisure, Delicious, Vogue Paris, Saveur, Monocle and numerous inflight magazines. View Susan’s online portfolio and image archive at