THE AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA'S #1NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A TIMELESS CLASSIC
When Frances Mayes, a widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer, buys and restores an abandoned villa in the breathtaking Tuscan countryside, she opens the door to a wonderful new world. She takes the ... reader along with her as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy through evocative language. Mayes also includes dozens of delectable seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden in the book. Mayes writes with gusto and passion about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country, as M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence.
Now featuring an excerpt from Frances Mayes' new southern memoir,Under Magnolia.
POMMAROLA Tomato Sauce ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 28-ounce can of whole tomatoes, or 6–8 firm fresh tomatoes, peeled ½ cup basil leaves, chopped Salt and pepper Heat oil and add onion. After 5 minutes over medium heat, add tomatoes and break them up with a spoon. Add basil and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 10 minutes on high heat, uncovered, to reduce it. Makes 3 cups.