To celebrate my 25 years in Italy, I have recently self-published my collection of recipes I used for the past 20 years at my cooking school Divina Cucina in Florence.
The cookbook started out as a handwritten, spiral-bound, foto-copied edition which I gave to my students. It was easier to have a whole collection to use as we created our menu's at the market.
I closed the school in May of 2008 and took the time to recreate it as a more permanent collection which I could also sell at the bookstores here.
I created my own handwriting font and worked hand-in-hand with a local printer to create a book which I am very proud of!
The book is sewn as well as glued to be able to hold together with kitchen use!
Feel free to crack the book open and really use it!
Every other page is lined for note-taking.
There are almost 100 of my favorite recipes from my classes and if you start adding the recipes on my site and the ones which I keep adding to my blog, the book will fill up quickly and become your all time favorite!
To order you own autographed copy, you can use the link online.
I ship boxes to USA and the friends mail individual books from there, much faster.
The book is €20 plus shipping and handling. ( two books can be sent at the same price), right now on paypal, each book comes up with 10 euro shipping, I will refund excess shipping and handling.
Where to find Secrets of My Tuscan Kitchen
Paperback Exchange- via delle oche - just past Grom Gelato!
in the Central Market at
Conti vegetable stand
near the market at:
Casa del Vino- wine bar
Pepo' Trattoria on Via Rosina near the Central Market
B&M bookshop- Borgo Ognisanti 4/r
Uffizi Gallery Bookshop
Soon to also be at the Florence Airport.
Greve in Chianti
Liberia La FormicolaPiazza Matteotti, 14
At the end of the piazza near the Town Hall, under the arches.
Panzano in Chianti
Enoteca Baldi- in the main piazza
BookShop ( located at the Palazzo Ravizza)
Pian dei Mantellini, 34 Siena
Tuscan Wine School
Via Stalloreggi, 26
Liberia Senesevia della Citta' 62/66 ( the main street heading up towards the Duomo)
Colle Val D'Elsa
Osteria Cucina Popolare