Love in a Tuscan Kitchen Kit

In a real-life fairy tale, author Sheryl Ness shares how she fell in love with Vincenzo, a chef in a quaint Tuscan kitchen, over his decadent hot chocolate cake. 

This enchanting memoir will transport you to the cobblestone streets, lush hillsides dotted with grapevines and olive trees, and unique characters that create the backdrop for Sheryl’s Italian love story.

Love in a Tuscan Kitchen is sprinkled with traditional recipes she collected along the way and flavored with rich accounts of how her dreams were fulfilled many times over while living in a picturesque village in Chianti.


This Love In a Tuscan Kitchen Kit includes:

  • Love in a Tuscan Kitchen - autographed paperback copy
  • Love in a Tuscan Kitchen - Gardenaire spice blend We are truly fortunate to call Sheryl and Vincenzo our dear friends and have had the distinct pleasure of sharing time with them in a Minnesota kitchen. We are proud to offer a new Italian spice blend featuring the flavors of their Italian home. Try our Love in a Tuscan Kitchen spice blend on warm focaccia (you'll find the perfect focaccia recipe in the book!) 
  • Olio Nuovo - Lecci e Brocchi Extra Virgin Olive Oil This extra virgin olive oil is from a farm owned and run by Sabrina Lastrucci in Tuscany - deep in the heart of the Chianti region, where she also produces beautiful wines. The Lastrucci family has owned the land since 1970. This is near San Gusme, the village where Chef Vincenzo and Sheryl lived in Chianti. The Olio Nuovo (new oil) was harvested in November 2019 and contains three varieties of olives - frantoio, cureggiolo, and morialo. The olives are harvested by hand and then brought to the mill where they are cold-pressed and bottled. The cold-press process leads to an oil that is superior in quality to other methods of pressing.

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