Tuscan Women Cook Cookbook Brings the Food and Culture of Tuscany to Home Kitchens

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Tuscan Women Cook Cookbook Brings the Food and Culture of Tuscany to Home Kitchens

Tuscan Women Cook shares generational recipes from the “nonnas” of Montefollonico.

Who wouldn’t love to sit in the sun at an outdoor café in Italy sipping a chilled glass of wine and eating a favorite Italian meal? Unfortunately, these days international travel is tricky or non-existent. But that doesn’t mean we can’t create a bit of Italy in our own kitchens. Coleen Kirnan, the owner, and host of Tuscan Women Cook, the unique and popular culinary vacation located in the heart of Tuscany, bring the cuisine and culture of Italy to home kitchens with her new cookbook, Tuscan Women Cook: Nonnas ▪ Memories ▪ Recipes.  Each recipe will transport you to the sun-dappled Tuscan fields where farm-to-table cuisine is commonplace.

“The Tuscan Women Cook cookbook is a very personal project for me. This book is a collection of delicious recipes for sure. But it also contains favorite memories associated with cooking and our glorious days spent in Montefollonico, Italy,” says Coleen.  “Our marvelous memories mingle with those of our beautiful nonnas, who have generously shared family secrets that are also, coincidentally, treasured family recipes. Most of these dishes were created centuries before we ever tasted them, refined by each generation of family cooks who adjusted the ingredients to the agricultural and technological changes that inevitably took place with each new branch of every family’s tree.”

Filled with beautiful photos of Montefollonico and recipes, chapters cover Starters, Soups, Pasta, Meat, Vegetables, Desserts, and Drinks. Some of the recipes featured in Tuscan Women Cook include:
–    Cantucci Salati e Fegatini di Pollo (Cantucci and Chicken Liver Mousse)
–    Carpaccio di Zucchine (Zucchini Carpaccio)
–    Zuppa di Stracci (Stracciatella Soup)
–    Pici
–    Pasta con Salsiccia e Pomodoro (Pasta with Sausage and Tomato)
–    Spaghetti con Rigatino e Cipolla (Spaghetti with Bacon and Onion)
–    Ravioli alla Crema di Pecorino e Tartufo (Ravioli with Truffle Pecorino Cream)
–    Filetto di Maiale con Prugne e Pistachio (Pork Tenderloin with Plum Sauce)
–    Ossobuco (Veal Shanks with Vegetables)
–    Cinghiale Veloce (Quick Wild Boar)
–    Pollo al Contadino (Chicken Farmer’s Style)
–    Fiori di Zucca Farciti con Ricotta e Fritti (Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Ricotta)
–    Panna Cota
–    Crostata di Meringa alla Frutta in Pietra (Stone Fruit Meringue Tart)
–    Aperol Spritz
–    Negroni

Want a taste of Tuscany without renewing your passport? Tie on an apron and try delicious and authentic recipes from the Tuscan Women Cook cookbook which have been handed down from generations of the best family cooks in Montefollonico, Italy.

Los Angeles-based Coleen Kirnan and Rhonda Vilardo are two inventive business dynamos who decided to take a career risk that changed their lives.  In 2016 they purchased Tuscan Women Cook, a unique culinary immersion vacation where participants learn to cook authentic Italian meals from legendary women in the Tuscan village of Montefollonico. This change in career has been extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally, for both women.  This is their first cookbook.

For more information on Tuscan Women Cook, visit their website,

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