TuscanySimple Meals & Fabulous Feasts from Italy


At the heart of every Tuscan there is a pride for their region and an incredible sense of responsibility and love for their surroundings. From the minute they look out of their windows in the morning to the last nightcap at the bar, Tuscans, like most Italians, are immersed in food. In Tuscany, Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi take readers on a culinary journey through a Tuscan day. The rhythm of life pace that Tuscans cook is slow and calm. Breakfasts are considered, lunch often eaten at home with family, and weekend dinners a feast. In Tuscany, there is a dolci (dessert) for every month of the year, and Katie and Giancarlo do not disappoint.

Set against a backdrop of undulating hills, Tuscany takes you on a culinary journey across this diverse landscape, exploring the traditions and cooking techniques that make this food so extraordinary.

Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi own London’s Caffé Caldesi, Caldesi in Campagna in Bray, and La Cucina Caldesi cooking school. Indisputed experts in Italian food, they have taught alongside some of the biggest names in Italian cuisine, including Gennaro Contaldo, and Ursula Ferrigno. This is their tenth cookbook.