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icon 2Maureen Fant, co-author with Oretta Zanini of Sauces and Shapes, Pasta the Italian Way.

Maureen Fant is a writer and food historian, based in New York and Rome. In 1979 She came to live in Rome where she lives over the road from the Colosseum) believing that her future lay in classical archaeology. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and Gourmet magazine. She has collaborated with Oretta Zanini De Vita on the James Beard Award-winning Encyclopedia of Pasta and Popes, Peasants and Shepherds: Recipes and Lore from Rome and Lazio. Now they have come out with a cookbook for   Italian sauces and the traditional pasta shapes that go with them, Sauces and Shapes, Pasta the Italian Way. This book has just been nominated for an IACP cookbook award.