The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen by Frances Mayes
Pull up a chair. This is a great read. More than a cookbook, it is a story about a woman's life in Tuscany that is filled with great food, friends, and her life under the Tuscan sun. Made famous from her original novel, Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy, which was later made into a movie Under the Tuscan Sun, Frances Mayes updates us in this cookbook more about her life there and the food she and her husband prepare every day.
And then you have to add in the exquisite photography by Steven Rothfeld, and you have a book worth keeping somewhere close, just to gather up and flip through when you need inspiration and some beauty in your life. I am thrilled that he was picked to do the photography for my upcoming cookbook, Cuisine Nicoise, as well. How lucky am I??!
The recipes I have tried so far are a pleasure. Simpe, straightforward, and flavorful.
She begins the first chapter, "If you came to visit me in Tuscany...."
You don't need to travel that far. Pull up a chair. And feel as if you are right there with her.