Synopses & Reviews
The Tuscan Year
recounts the daily life and food preparation of a family living on a farm in Tuscany. Elizabeth Romer chronicles each seasons activities month by month: curing prosciutto and making salame in January, planting and cheesemaking in March, harvesting and threshing corn in July, hunting for wild muchrooms in September, and grape crushing in Ocober. Scattered throughout this lovely calendar are recipes—fresh bread and olive oil, grilled mushrooms, broad beans with ham, trout with fresh tomatoes and basil, chicken grilled with fresh sage and garlic, and apples baked with butter, sugar, and lemon peel, among many others. Alive with the rhythms of country tradition, The Tuscan Year
is a treasure for the armchair traveler as well as the cook.
The author's lyrical account of her year spent with the Cerotti family is as much a travelogue as it is a cookbook. The Tuscan Year provides enchanting glimpses into farm life and Tuscan culture.
About the Author
studied textile design at the Royal College of Art, London, and has practiced and taught in that field. She lives in Tuscany with her husband.