Tastes of Tuscany is a treasured collection of family recipes sprinkled with photos, cooking hints, family sayings and the usage and folklore of Italian garden herbs. After many years of requests, Mrs. Figone is sharing her recipe collection in a full volume ranging from Antipasti to Dolci (desserts). Tuscany, known as the heartland of Italy, echoes medieval days with its timeless olive groves, vineyards, and cypress trees. Family farms boast vibrant and colorful vegetable and herb gardens. Out of these gardens and field come the superb raw materials that make northern Italian cusine famous. This cookbook is made up of simple but delicious home-spun Tuscan recipes as well as recipes for Tuscan feast days that will delight your guests and win you a reputation as a cook.