"A Family Farm In Tuscany" Book Tour

Please join me here October 29th through November 2nd for a world-wide blogging cookbook tour.

Cover Photo:  Oriano Stefan

About the Book:
A Family Farm in Tuscany has gorgeous photography and delicious recipes.  Pretty enough to adorn your coffee table yet useful enough earn a spot on the kitchen counter, it's also a great gift for the "Italophiles" in your life. The author, Sarah Fioroni--chef, cooking instructor, sommelier, and manager of her family’s organic farm near historic San Gimignano--shares stories of family traditions and daily life at Fattoria Poggio Alloro as well as seasonal recipes prepared with ingredients produced on the farm.  

 Organic vineyards produce the farm's wine
 Photo by:  Oriano Stefan

Sarah's father, Amico, harvesting saffron
Photo by: Oriano Stefan

"The Honey Man" (Piero the Beekeeper) with the farm's honey bees
Photo by:  Maggie Shearer Smith

Photo by:  Emiko Davies

Poggio Alloro Beef Ragu Sauce and Fresh Homemade Pasta
Photo by:  Emiko Davies

About the Author, Sarah Fioroni:
A native Italian, Sarah has worked full-time at Fattoria Poggio Alloro since her graduation from high school. Now the farm’s general manager and executive chef, she is also an AIS-certified sommelier.  Sarah also teaches cooking classes at the farm and in the United States, where she often appears at food and wine events to conduct demonstrations and workshops. Interviews with Sarah have appeared in newspapers, magazines and on television in many countries. 

 Photo by Dario Fusaro, courtesy of Organic Gardening

The book can be purchased online at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

Sarah's Fall U.S. Tour Schedule:
  • October 28, 2012 Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
  • November 1, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, San Antonio, TX
  • November 2, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, Austin, TX
  • November 3, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, Houston, TX
  • November 7, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, Southlake, TX
  • November 8, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, Fort Worth, TX
  • November 9, 2012, Central Market Cooking School, Dallas, TX
  • November 10 to 14, To be announced, Chicago area
  • November 16 to 20, To be announced, Portland, ME area
If you are in Texas and would like to attend one of Sarah's cooking classes, please register at the Central Market Cooking School.

On A Personal Note:
This book is very special to me because it was published by my mother, Kathy Shearer, and it includes photography by my sister.  Kathy is the president of Shearer Publishing, a small family owned-and-operated company located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.  Shearer Publishing has been publishing award-winning cookbooks since 1985.

Thank you for supporting these small family businesses!


Michael Koch said...

Sarah, We will be seeing you when you come to Houston, in November. We loved your farm, so beautiful, so peaceful..
Your cookbook is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Here is Sarah's Chicago schedule:

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 3:00-5:00 pm,
Lush Wine and Spirits
2232 W. Roscoe Street
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: 773-281-8888

Monday, November 12, 2012 (time still to be confirmed)
Knightsbridge Wine Shoppe
824 Sunset Ridge Rd
Northbrook IL 60062
Tel: 847-498-9300

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 6.30-8:30 pm,
Tuscan Market & Wine Shop
141 W. Wing St.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Tel: 847-392-9700

Hope to see you there!