At Nonna’s Table

One Italian family’s recipes, shared with love


Recipes and stories from Nonna’s table.


ISBN: 9781922754745 Category:

Paola Bacchia


Step into the warm and welcoming kitchen of Nonna Livia with Paola Bacchia’s cookbook, At Nonna’s Table.

Inspired by her mamma Livia’s cherished recipes, Paola presents 60 delicious dishes that celebrate the best of Italian home cooking. From soups and appetisers through to main courses, sides, desserts and pickles and preserves, this book is a treasure trove of traditional and contemporary Italian dishes made with love and care.

Complete with beautiful photography to accompany each delicious recipe, this book showcases the fresh ingredients, bold flavors, and simple techniques that make Italian food so beloved. From the hearty Peperonata con melanzane e pomodori (Eggplant and Tomato Stew) to the crowd-pleasing Pollo Ripieno (Celebration Chicken) and the indulgent Mamma’s Orange Cake, alongside heartfelt stories from Paola’s childhood and her mum’s life, this book will delight lovers of food and family.

Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just beginning, At Nonna’s Table is the perfect guide to recreating the warmth and joy of an Italian family kitchen in your own home.

Additional information

Weight 918 g
Dimensions 24.7 x 19.7 cm
Publisher name Smith Street Books
Publication date 26 March 2024
Number of pages 272
Format Hardback
Dimensions 24.7 x 19.7 cm
Weight 918 g


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Paola Bacchia was born to Italian migrant parents and into their food culture. Her award-winning blog, Italy On My Mind, explores the connection between family memories and food through stories, photos and recipes. She returns to Italy every year to expand her knowledge of Italian food and traditions.
Previously, Paola has published Adriatico (2018), Istria (2021) and Italian Street Food (2021) with Smith Street Books.