Bashing squid, simmering tomatoes and a chowing down on carbonara

In honour of Mother’s Day, a review of Only in Naples: Katherine Wilson’s guide to finding a happy life, Neapolitan-style

Katherine Wilson is an insecure ‘good girl’ from a wealthy American family when she first lands in Naples. Her college internship with the US Consulate quickly turns into a love affair with Italy and with the Avallones, a Neapolitan family who welcome her with open arms. Years later, she marries Salvatore Avallone, son of the formidable Raffaella. Raffaella is the true heroine of Wilson’s travel/foodie memoir and the one to impart the secrets to happiness, Neapolitan-style. Inevitably, these involve gargantuan amounts of béchamel. Continue reading