Frank Stitt’s Bottega Favorita
A Southern Chef’s Love Affair with Italian Food
(Artisan Books, $40)
reviewed by Kimberly Y. Masibay in issue #97, p. 28
Back in 1988, Frank Stitt, a third-generation Alabamian, opened Bottega Italian Restaurant in Birmingham. Blending southern ingredients with Italian culinary techniques, Stitt’s Bottega was a delicious success, as is his inspiring new book.