Classic Italian dishes to try this spring.
With bestselling books like Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home under her belt, Frances Mayes is attuned with the Tuscan way of life. Having lived in Cortona for 20 years, she lectures frequently on Italian culture across the U.S. and her and her husband Edward have published several books of poetry reflecting on their lives in Tuscany. Now, they're taking their appreciation for everything Tuscan a step further with a cookbook of their favourite dishes. Try their brick-cooked chicken (pictured above), tomato bruschetta or sweet wine cake.