Mamma Mariella teaches the lost art of making pasta by hand (pasta a mano), using the traditional 3-foot long rolling pin (matarello). Step-by-step directions with photos allow you to create the perfect pasta every time! Her recipes include pasta, main dishes, soups, salads, appetizers, sauces and delicious desserts.
Holiday traditions, folklore and festivals are presented through a photographic journey with intertwining stories. Tuscany comes to life as you imagine yourself tasting roasted chestnuts along the cobbled streets of Piancastagnaio. It’s the essence of flavor…it’s the heart of Tuscany!
“I may not have attended a famous cooking school, but I have had personal experience and training in all the most important aspects of Italian cuisine. I am so thrilled you have stopped by to experience my life. Sharing my recipes, my stories, and my family has been an honor.” -Mamma Mariella