From The Art of The Medicis To The Tables of Today

From the prestigious Lucca publishing house Maria Pacini Fazzi Editore, this beautiful book cleverly combines fine art and traditional Tuscan cookery. Containing 128 recipes and over 40 full-color still-life paintings from the Medici collections, this book will please any lover of Italian culture and cuisine. Read more »

Italy in Mind: An Anthology

Edited by Alice Leccese Powers, Italy in Mind is a delightful literary potpourri, revealing Italy's incomparable beauty and its many contradictions. Featuring essays, letters, novel excerpts, short stories and poems, Powers has chosen works from over 40 writers spanning two centuries - including Mark Twain, Lord Byron, Richard Wilbur, Michael Ondaatje, Calvin Trillin and Edith Wharton - all of whom have been charmed, seduced or perplexed by Italy and her inhabitants Read more »

Italianissimo by Louise Fili and Lise Apatoff

What is it about Italy that inspires passion, fascination, and utter devotion? This quirky and delightful guide to the Italian way of life, written by two talented Italophiles, answers that question while entertaining both real and armchair travelers. Organized in fifty witty mini-essays on iconic Italian subjects, ranging from insulting […] Read more »