"To read a book about a country's cuisine isn't simply to go looking for 'good things'; it is also to better know - by means of the recipes - the customs and the richness or poverty of a place, and the spirit of those who inhabit it. It is above all, to participate in the symbolic celebration of the shared repast."|
~ Ginette Olivesi-Lorenzi, La Cuisine Mentonnaise
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Savoring Tuscany : Recipes and Reflections on Tuscan Cooking
by Lori De Mori
Part of the Savoring Series, which is one of my favorite series of books about Regional Cuisine, Savoring Tuscany is a beautiful book filled with sumptuous recipes and delectable writing about the cuisine and culture of Tuscany. As with all the books in the series, Savoring Tuscany is put together beautifully and all of the recipes are well written and presented. The recipes that we tested were all superb and the book is an excellent source for fans of Tuscan cuisine.
Posters also had the advantage of being relatively inexpensive and popular. Couldn't you use a poster today?
|You may notice some new additions to the site in the form of posters paired with every recipe and may wonder "Why posters?"|
Good question! The answer has several parts. The first part is that this site is very expensive to run and maintain. If it does not generate enough income I cannot develop or test more recipes, review items, or add articles. I need to focus on other things that do pay for themselves. Right now this site costs much more to run in internet costs and food costs than it generates. So it is really a labor of love on my part - and a real drain on the wallet!
To try and defray some of the costs associated with this site and even be able to have some money left over to actually include more recipes with photos and product reviews we have integrated posters into the site in the hopes that people would be willing to purchase a poster or two to support this site.
Why posters versus other stuff? Well, we hate popups and banner ads and those really annoying new ads that run across your screen. So we wanted something relatively non-invasive. Posters seemed ideal in that they also would help add decoration to our site - all of the posters were hand picked favorites of mine, so almost every page has a different image on it. So working on the site is also fun for me and a reflection of my personality. A lot more fun than boring banner ads!
By purchasing a poster you help make this site possible. As a matter of fact, there is a direct relationship in the amount of posters sold and the amount of content I am able to add to this site. Every dime I make from these posters is turned right back into this site. Your support in other areas of the site, through book purchases and the like helps make sure my family and I don't starve - but the money from poster sales is earmarked solely for development and expansion of this site in addition to other money that I put into the site.
If you do not see a poster you like and would like to support our site, please search using this search box for one that suits your tastes better.
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