After “Tre atti in cucina” (2020), “Five Ballets in the Kitchen” (2021) e “Nato coi tartufi” (2022), chef Cesare gifts us five more recipes, served with satisfaction in fifty years of cooking, accompanied by memories of life lived.

Limited edition of 139 numbered copies, typeset by hand in movable types, letter by letter, and letterpress-printed.

Cesare Giaccone from Langhe (Piedmont) is considered by the New York Times to be one of the absolute protagonists of contemporary haute cuisine.


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Upon request and with an additional cost of euro 30, copies can be personalized with a printed inscription (i.e.: "Copy printed for John Doe ...”).


139 copies were printed, available in five different editions, which are on sale on this page (above menu): 

.52 numbered copies printed letterpress on Magnani cotton paper made in Pescia, Tuscany (euro 100);

.33 numbered copies printed letterpress on pure-cotton Umbria paper, handmade in Fabriano (euro 180);

.30 numbered copies printed letterpress on light-blue “Fiume Giano” paper, made in Fabriano (euro 140);

.6 numbered copies printed letterpress on Rosa Antico paper, made in Fabriano (euro 230);

.4 numbered copies printed letterpress on cerulean-blue, pure-cotton paper made in Aci Bonaccorsi, Sicily (euro 250);

.14 out-of-commerce copies printed for the Author.


Language: Italian.

A 28-page paper-bound signature (cm 25x15) in a separate hard cover. Typeset by hand in Ruano type, cast by Nebiolo in Turin (1926), whose design was inspired by the sixteenth-century vertical cancelleresca of Vatican calligrapher Ferdinando Ruano. This type graphically interprets the joy and pleasure of conviviality and good food.


Printed on very fine paper and sewn by hand, this collector’s edition is handmade in tone of the most ancient typographic studios in the world still in activity, where tradition and modern aesthetic combine to give the best possible reading experience.

Neither monotype nor linotype typesetting systems are used. The Tallone Press also does not print from plastic plates derived from digital compositions.

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