No one celebrates like the Tuscans do, and here are feste of all kinds—Christmas dinner for twenty-seven at a neighbors house, and a donkey race round the church at Montepulciano. In a section on la cucina, Frances takes readers inside her own kitchen at Bramasole. Twenty-five authentic recipes bring home the flavor of Tuscany, with cultural and culinary notes on each.
Finally, she celebrates la belleza—the beauty—of Tuscany. From the quality of the light falling on sublime landscapes to a silhouette of cypress trees in the early evening and a pile of marmalade cats asleep in the sun. In Tuscany reveals the singular splendor of one of the world's best-loved and most-visited regions.