Author(s): Frances Mayes
When FRANCES MAYES fell in love with Tuscany and wrote about creating a new life there in Under The Tuscan Sun, she started an affair that led to millions of readers around the world sharing her dream - and embarking on pilgrimages to discover Tuscany and see her beloved 'Bramasole' for themselves. Since then Frances Mayes has become synonymous with all things Tuscan. Under the Tuscan Sun ruled the New York Times bestseller list for more than two and a half years and became a Hollywood movie starring Diane Lane. More than three million readers and counting have loved Under the Tuscan Sun and her four other books about the region. In all her bestselling books about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. It transports, comforts, seduces and conveys perfectly the friendly, warm and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Tuscan food is, above all, genuino. So it's fitting that in her first cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, welcome readers to Bramasole, introduce their Tuscan friends and offer a deliciously tangible toast to la dolce vita by sharing a collection of favourite recipes and stories from twenty-one wonderful years of feasting in Tuscany, illustrated throughout with the luscious photography of longtime collaborator Steven Rothfeld Lose yourself in the food, the people, and the place, and discover why the Italians know how to eat like the gods.
Frances Mayes is the author of UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN, which remained on the NYT bestseller list for more than two and a half years and became a Hollywood movie starring Diane Lane. It was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME, A YEAR IN THE WORLD and EVERY DAY IN TUSCANY. She is also the author of a novel, SWAN, six books of poetry and THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY. Her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.