|Occupation||Professional chef; cookbook author and magazine editor|
Ada Boni, née Giaquinto, (1881 – 1973) was an Italian chef, magazine editor, food writer and book author. Her most famous book, Il talismano della felicità (pronounced [il taliˈzmaːno ˈdɛlːa felitʃiˈta]; The Talisman of Happiness in English), published in 1928, is considered one of the classic Italian cookbooks and is still very popular. She also wrote the notable book, La cucina romana (Roman Cuisine in English), with the stated aim of saving traditional cuisine that was being lost.
- Boni, Ada (1929). Il talismano della felicità. I Ed.
- Boni, Ada (1930). La cucina romana. Rome: Edizioni di Preziosa.
- Boni, Ada (1969). Italian Regional Cooking. New York: Bonanza Books.
- Riolo, Claudio (2004). "Ada Boni" in Le Italiane. vol. II.
- Andrews, Colman (9 November 2011). Country Cooking of Italy. Chronicle Books. p. 291. ISBN 978-0-8118-6671-2.
- Hosking, Richard (2006). Authenticity in the Kitchen: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery 2005. Oxford Symposium. pp. 212–213. ISBN 978-1-903018-47-7.
- Daley, Bill (15 May 2013). "Culinary Giant: Ada Boni - Wrote the must-have cookbook for generations of Italian women". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 15 March 2014.
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