[...] My mother was always cooking and what would she have thought about when she was always cooking? Flour, bread, eggs, vegetables, greens, meat, rice, sauces, fish? No. Olive oil. My mother lived her life immersed in olive oil. My mother’s legacy to me was a secret, unspoken veneration of olive oil. [...]
Ordesa was published in Spain in 2018 by Alafaguara and became an international bestseller in just months.
Author Bruno Arpaia translated the book into Italian for the publisher Guanda and it made its appearance in bookstores in early 2019 with the title: In tutto c’è stata bellezza and soon to be published in the UK by Canongate, as well as in various other countries.
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