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  • 03/2018
  • B07B6TM74F
  • 398 pages
  • $5.99
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  • 03/2018
  • 978-1732019416
  • 398 pages
  • $19.95
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Love in a Tuscan Kitchen
Sheryl Ness, author

Adult; Memoir; (Market)

Chocolate cake makes sweet dreams come true. In a real-life fairy tale, author Sheryl Ness shares how she fell in love with Vincenzo, a chef in a quaint Tuscan kitchen, over his decadent hot chocolate cake. This enchanting memoir will transport you to the cobblestone streets, lush hillsides dotted with grapevines and olive trees, and unique characters that create the backdrop for Sheryl’s Italian love story. Love in a Tuscan Kitchen is sprinkled with traditional recipes she collected along the way and flavored with rich accounts of how her dreams were fulfilled many times over while living in a picturesque village in Chianti. Raise a toast and taste pure joy as Sheryl opens her heart to love, and in turn finds herself on a remarkable journey of discovery through the people, traditions, and customs of Italy as the blond Americana fell in love with the chef with twinkling eyes.
Reviews
Midwest Book Review, June 2018

"A wonderfully entertaining, thoroughly engaging read with the added bonus of authentic 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes, Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy is unreservedly recommended."

Paulette Mitchell

“This is an account of how taking risks can lead to unforeseen pleasures and heartfelt contentment. The story makes me want to jump on the next plane to Italy.”

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10/01/2018
Italian Fare and AMORÉ! How one woman’s dream came true over chocolate cake

AHH, ITALIAN FOOD! FRESH INGREDIENTS, AND ALL THE WONDERFUL LOVE THAT GOES INTO THE PREPARATION, BRINGS AUTHOR SHERYL NESS—AND ME—BACK TO THE BEAUTY OF ITALY EVERY TIME WE EAT SUCH AUTHENTIC FOOD.

Sheryl Ness, The Chef’s Wife and author of “Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy” shares my deep love of Italy and its food. I first met Sheryl and her husband, Vincenzo, this year when we entered their quaint, recently remodeled “Italianized” kitchen as Vincenzo was prepping the recipes below. I immediately had a connection to these two beautiful people, remembering my vacation to Italy in September 2017. After sampling the bruschetta, downing the risotto and finishing off the dessert, I was excited to start reading Sheryl’s book. Not only did these dishes remind me of Italy, but I could see the love Sheryl and Vincenzo had for each other just by being in their presence, and I wanted to learn more about their whirlwind romance in Italy. 

CRACK OPEN THE BOOK

When I returned home that evening, I began reading the book with fervor and even emailed her later that night to tell Ness how much I was enjoying it. I also liked how she describes the book: “’Love in a Tuscan Kitchen’ is a different kind of love story. The book tells a story of my love for the people, traditions and foods of Italy first, then by chance, how I fell in love with a chef, Vincenzo,” states Ness.

 

“What I appreciate most about Italian food is that each dish is made with fresh, simple ingredients and created in a way that you can taste the love and care in each bite,” Ness tells me. I agree. The food in Italy is so simple and prepared with such love from whomever the chef is, that you savor every bite.

THE BOOK OF AMORÉ

“Love in a Tuscan Kitchen” has been gaining admiring reviews, such as this from Midwest Book Review, June 2018: “A wonderfully entertaining, thoroughly engaging read with the added bonus of authentic ‘kitchen cook friendly’ recipes. ‘Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and 
Traditions of Italy’ is unreservedly recommended.”

If you love Italian food, want to visit Italy for the real stuff and just can’t right now, read this book—it will take you there. 

The description from the back cover will entice you to read it: 
“This enchanting memoir will transport you to the cobblestone streets, lush hillsides dotted with grapevines and olive trees, and unique characters that create the backdrop for Sheryl’s Italian love story. ‘Love in a Tuscan Kitchen’ is sprinkled with traditional recipes she collected along the way and flavored with rich accounts of how her dreams were fulfilled many times over while living in a picturesque village in Chianti.” Recipes are from the book “Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy.”

Recipes on link.

06/16/2018
Sheryl e Vincenzo, una storia d'amore da San Gusmé fino al Minnesota

Siena, 16 giugno 2018 - Galeotta fu la ricetta del tortino al cioccolato che, nel marzo 2007, Sheryl Ness, cittadina americana di Rochester, Minneapolis, in vacanza a San Gusmé, chiese a Vincenzo Giangiordano, chef de La porta del Chianti. Sarà stato per il cacao, per la ricetta spiegata con il giusto appeal, in ogni caso, scattò la molla. Sheryl ebbe la torta e Vincenzo la invitò a prendere un caffè. Si compresero sebbene parlassero lingue diverse. «Avevamo – dicono – il vocabolario». Soprattutto parlavano già con il linguaggio degli occhi. Comunque, il 10 luglio 2010 sono diventati marito e moglie, convolati a nozze al Comune di Castelnuovo Berardenga. Nel 2014, la decisione di trasferirsi a Rochester.

«Per un futuro migliore» spiegano. Tutto questo e molto altro, Sheryl lo racconta nel libro ‘Love in a Tuscan Kitchen’, Amore in una cucina Toscana che, oggi alle 17, presenteranno a San Gusmé, nel giardino a lato di Piazza Castelli. Un omaggio al paese dove si sono conosciuti. 384 pagine ricche di vita. dove c’è tutta la loro storia . Un libro che parla molto anche di viaggi. Dopo pochi giorni che Vincenzo aveva svelato la ricetta a Sheryl, facevano coppia fissa, ma dopo due settimane Sheryl ritornò negli States. Nel 2008, però, era di nuovo a San Gusmé: la loro unione era più forte della lontananza. Per arrivare, evento dopo evento, la presentazione delle famiglie, quella di Sheryl nel Minneapolis e l’altra di Vincenzo a Roccascalegna in Abruzzo, al matrimonio e al 2014 quando hanno lasciato la casa di San Gusmé per trasferirsi a Rochester. Vincenzo è lo chef del famoso ristorante Terza e Sheryl continua la sua attività di ricerca e assistenza alla Mayo Clinique. Ma ‘Love in a Tuscan Kitchen’ è molto di più. Racconta il paesaggio del Chianti che ha affacinato Sheryl e, scritto a quattro mani, spiega 38 ricette di Vincenzo: dalla ribollita, pici, tiramisù, a quelle abruzzesi e ala torta al cioccolato. Molte pagine sono dedicate ai personaggi di San Gusmé, che hanno regalato amicizia e calore. Insomma, scrive Paulette Mitchell, affermata blogger culinaria e speaker di viaggio, autrice di 14 libri, ‘Love in a Tuscan Kitchen’ «è un resoconto di come i rischi possono portare a piaceri e ad una sincera soddisfazione. La storia mi fa venire voglia di saltare sul prossimo aereo per l’Italia».

Ne guadagna San Gusmé, ma soprattutto il libro di Shirley e Vincenzo racconta una bella storia: dimostra che ‘vissero felici e content’ non è solo una promessa delle fiabe, può essere il futuro che riserva la vita.

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 03/2018
  • B07B6TM74F
  • 398 pages
  • $5.99
Paperback Details
  • 03/2018
  • 978-1732019416
  • 398 pages
  • $19.95

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