Maria Loggia’s kitchen door is always open. Her home and garden are a gathering place for friends and family, who come to share her easygoing enthusiasm and generosity – and her inspired Italian cuisine. In this, her second book, Loggia celebrates the seasons with 16 sumptuous menus – from a spontaneous al fresco garden party to a slow-simmered midwinter feast and a traditional Sunday family lunch.
Join us for this cookbook spotlight tour from July 14 to 18. If you're interested in this tour leave a comment or contact us.
Book Title: Everyday Celebrations with Maria Loggia
Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine, 176 pages
Publisher: Cardinal Publishing
Published: Oct 1, 2012
Tour dates: July 14-18, 2014
Content Rating: G
Meet the author:
Maria finds inspiration in her Italian heritage and draws on family recipes that go back generations. She founded Tavola Mia, her at-home cooking school in 1999. Through her study of Italy's regional cuisines, which has included numerous sojourns back to her native country, she has acquired great expertise in the art of Italian cooking. Her passion, humor and dedication to excellence have made her an inspiring teacher. Using fresh local ingredients, Tavola Mia celebrates the seasons in authentic, irrepressible Italian style.
Spotlight Tour Schedule
Being Tilly's Mummy
Walking with Nora
Rockin' Book Reviews
Musings from Sri Lanka
The 1000th Voice
One Frugal Girl
Off the Cuff...
A Mama's Corner of the World
Book Blast Central
Like a Bump on a Blog
Beagle Book Space
Il Mio Tesore
The Book Faery Reviews
Black Lilac Kitty Cozy Book Corner
I'd Rather be at the Beach
Cheryl's Book Nook
Cindy's Love of Books
Carole's Book Corner
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &. Sissy, Too!
Library of Clean Reads
Deal Sharing Aunt
Ivory Owl Reviews
We're launching Italy Book Tours with our very first tour by one of New York's bella Italian-American author!
In The Shoemaker's Wife Adriana Trigiani swept her readers across generations of an Italian family, from the Italian Alps at the turn of the twentieth century to the cobblestone streets of Little Italy. In The Supreme Macaroni Company, she weaves a heartbreaking story that begins on the eve of a wedding in New York's Greenwich Village, travels to New Orleans, and culminates in Tuscany. Family, work, romance, and the unexpected twists of life and fate all come together in an unforgettable narrative that Adriana Trigiani's many fans will adore. (from HarperCollins)
Join us for this contemporary women's fiction book tour from August 4 to 15. If you're interested in this tour leave a comment or contact us.
Book Title: The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani
Category: Adult fiction, 352 pages
Genre: Women's Fiction
Published: November 2013
Available in: Print only
Will send books to: US only
Tour dates: August 4 to 15, 2014
Content Rating: PG*
In The Supreme Macaroni Company, Adriana Trigiani transports readers from the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village to lush New Orleans to Italy and back again while exploring the tricky dynamics between Old World craftsmanship and New World ambition, all amid a passionate love affair that fuels one woman's determination to have it all.
For over a hundred years, the Angelini Shoe Company in Greenwich Village has relied on the leather produced by Vechiarelli & Son in Tuscany. This ancient business partnership provides the twist of fate for Valentine Roncalli, the schoolteacher turned shoemaker, to fall in love with Gianluca Vechiarelli, a tanner with a complex past . . . and a secret.
But after the wedding celebrations are over, Valentine wakes up to the hard reality of juggling the demands of a new business and the needs of her new family. Confronted with painful choices, Valentine remembers the wise words that inspired her in the early days of her beloved Angelini Shoe Company: "A person who can build a pair of shoes can do just about anything." Now the proud, passionate Valentine is going to fight for everything she wants and savor all she deserves—the bitter and the sweet of life itself.
Romantic and poignant, told with humor and warmth, and bursting with a cast of endearing characters, The Supreme Macaroni Company is a sumptuous feast of delights: an unforgettable narrative about family, work, romance, and the unexpected turns of life and fate.
Praise for The Supreme Macaroni Company:
“New York ambition clashes with dolce vita ease in Trigiani’s delicious latest. . . . Feisty and poignant . . . Readers will root for Valentine and the lessons she learns--which apply equally to designing elegant shoes and to crafting a rewarding life.”— PEOPLE
Meet the Author:
Adriana Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, and documentary filmmaker. Her books include the New York Times bestseller The Shoemaker's Wife; the Big Stone Gap series; Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; and the bestselling memoir Don't Sing at the Table, as well as the young adult novels Viola in Reel Life and Viola in the Spotlight. She wrote the screenplay for Big Stone Gap, which she also directed. She lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
Connect with Adriana here: adrianatrigiani.com
Book Tour Schedule:
This tour is fully booked
Aug 4 - Suko's Notebook - review
Aug 4 - Ivory Owl Reviews - review
Aug 5 - I'd Rather Be At the Beach - review
Aug 5 - One Frugal Girl - review
Aug 6 - Studentessa Matta - review
Aug 7 - Cindy's Love of Books - review
Aug 7- Savings in Seconds - review
Aug 11 - Il Mio Tesore - review
Aug 11 - Cherry Blossoms - review
Aug 12 -#redhead.with.book - review
Aug 12 - Lady in Read - review
Aug 13 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review
Aug 13 - Celticlady's Reviews - review
Aug 14 - View From the Birdhouse - review
Aug 15 - Melina's Book Blog - review
Aug 15 - Library of Clean Reads - review
All posts are written by Laura Fabiani, tour coordinator at Italy Book Tours and iRead Book Tours, and book blogger at Library of Clean Reads.
Praise for IBT
There are book tours, and there are book tours. Italy Book Tours is definitely in the latter category and worth every penny. I made more valuable connections through IBT than any other tour I've done. And Laura Fabiani is a class act. Meticulous, conscientious and thorough, during my recent tour, she was at my side every step of the way. Just can't say enough good things about her! Five Stars to Laura and Italy Book Tours!
"Laura Fabiani has great passion and enthusiasm for Italy, great stories, and delicious cooking- she is all about the celebration of roots, heritage, and the ties that bind us— love, friendship and sisterhood. She's fabulous!"
Terrific communication, well organized and very successful results.
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