Carla Capalbo was born in New York, brought up in Paris and London and lived for many years in Italy. She divides her time between Georgia, London and Italy. An ex-sculptor, editor and stylist, she now works as a freelance journalist and photographer. She's a regular contributor to Decanter, ZesterDaily and Cook_inc and many other publications on both sides of the Atlantic. Carla has written fourteen books on the culture of producing food and wine, and received numerous awards. Her last book, Collio: Fine Wines and Foods from Italy's North-east won the prestigious Andre Simon Award for best wine book, and her photos of Georgia have won several awards, including from the iacp's Culinary Trust. She is closely linked to Slow Food, and a member of the Guild of Food Writers and Circle of Wine Writers. Her website is www.carlacapalbo.com .
Agricultural and food biodiversity are fundamental resources for our survival and we all need to protect them. Carla Capalbo has long played her part through her food writing. She's doing it again here, in this detailed and colourful book about Georgia. With characteristic empathy and engagement, she's documented Georgia's unique gastronomic traditions and the people who have fought so hard to preserve them. - Carlo Petrini, Founder of Slow Food ; A book that shows the world perhaps one of the last undiscovered great food cultures of Europe - Rene Redzepi, noma