La Cucina Seconda

Rosa's Recipes for Birth, Death and Eruptions of the Volcano


The Inglese is back after four years of absence.


He began massaging me with his whole body; the oil grew warm with the friction of his flesh against mine, and began to release its aroma of newly mown grass and wild flowers, sunshine and summer rain.


Between funerals, childbirth and family celebrations, Rosa tries to engage her lover in the life of the farm: picking cherries, squash, jasmine, wild asparagus ...


But shadows lurk and locals are wary of the intruder. Sex and food, passion and disillusion, the mafia ....


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