This is, without a doubt, the best book I have read this year. No matter that this is only the second book I have read so far for 2012, just from looking at the cover I felt an instant connection. It's not everyday that you open a book and find pictures of long lost relatives looking back at you. To be honest, I have not given Campodimele much thought in the past few years. But as I flip through the book, studying the recipes and looking at the faces in the pictures a little closer, I know that this mountain village is at the top of my list for my next visit to La Bella Italia.