Watch a special virtual "in conversation" event with debut author Susan Gravely and Frances Mayes in discussion of Susan's cookbook, Italy on a Plate, which is sure to be molto bene!
Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, has written the foreword of this beautiful new cookbook. In it, Susan Gravely explores what makes Italy so magical: its staggering beauty, unparalleled style, artistic legacy, and incredible food. The close friends Gravely has made during her years of Italian travels have graciously shared their homes and their favorite family recipes, and this book gives a culinary tour of Italy's flavors with recipes you will enjoy with loved ones for years to come. The two authors will be in conversation courtesy of Book Passage, a book store in San Francisco and Corte Madera, California. This will be a live event on YouTube--no registration is necessary.
About the Authors
Susan Gravely is the founder and CEO of Vietri Inc., a lifestyle brand of Italian artisan-crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories. Vietri was founded in 1983 by Lee Gravely and her daughters, Susan and Frances, after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with the colorful hand painted Italian dinnerware of the Amalfi Coast. Susan currently oversees product design for Vietri and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Bill, and dog, Franco.
Frances Mayes is the author of Under the Tuscan Sun, a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and subsequently a movie starring Diane Lane. Her other international bestsellers include Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, A Year in the World, and three illustrated books: In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. Mayes is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her most recent books are See You in the Piazza, Always Italy and A Place in the World. Frances Mayes’s writing has been translated into more than fifty languages. She and her husband divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy.
Books are available for purchase at Barrett Bookstore.