Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life

No one does beautiful cookbooks quite like Tessa Kiros, and her track record of more than 700,000 books sold worldwide speaks for itself.
In her latest book, much-loved author Tessa Kiros celebrates the heritage of Italy, the country she has chosen to call home. This beautifully feminine book is a tribute to the women in our lives – mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers – and the important lessons we learn from them. After such celebrated titles as Apples for Jam and Falling Cloudberries, this is Tessa Kiros’s best book yet, written from the heart and celebrating the best of Italy.

With more than 100 accessible and delicious recipes, ranging from robust family dishes to quirky cakes and old-fashioned preserves, this book is a precious heirloom to treasure. The chapters are based on rooms and items in the home, such as the bread oven; vegetable patch; snack box; pasta pot; meat, fish, and chicken in the dining room; and the ice box. Recipes include: Basil Liqueur, Sweet Pizza, Artichoke and Herb Soup, Potato and Truffle Purses, Roast Rabbit with Grapes, Chickpeas with Prawns, Marmalade Cake, and Cappuccino Ice Cream.