The real Italian pasta classics rediscovered by top chefs in an elegant book on the soul of Italy. The classic recipes are reinterpreted by internationally renowned chefs and accompanied by powerful imagery by food photographer Marco Paone. Everyone has their own family recipe for spaghetti al ragu, pasta carbonara, pasta pesto, etc. Professional chef and culinary journalist Giovanni D Apice is an expert on the real cucina povera and embarked a quest to find the primeval recipe of those popular Italian dishes. Several internationally renowned chefs, such as Carluccio, etc., contribute their own interpretations of the classics.