Maybe a trip to Italy wasn’t in the cards for you this summer, but don’t let that stop you from getting to know the country’s food, drink and other pleasures. These books make a staycation feel like a trip around the country.
A Table in Venice
By Skye McAlpine (Clarkson, March 2018)
The author moved to Venice as a child, and this book is filled with her sweet anecdotes and everyday recipes.
By Enrico Mannucci (Rizzoli, November 2017)
On its 200th anniversary, learn the fascinating history of this Tuscan cigar company—or just enjoy beautiful, leafy images.
Prosecco Made Me Do It
By Amy Zavatto (Andrews McMeel Publishing, April 2018)
Learn a bit about Italy’s signature sparkler, then use it in any of the 60 cocktails detailed in this bubbly little book. Cin cin!
The Plantpower Way: Italia
By Julie Piatt and Rich Roll (Avery, April 2018)
Straightforward vegan recipes inspired by rustic Italian cuisine are interspersed with stunning photography in this book.
Corsica: The Recipes
By Nicolas Stromboni (Smith Street Books, October 2017)
Part of France, this island has strong Italian influences in its cuisine and culture. Get to know its food and wine in this gorgeous book.
Recipes from an Italian Butcher
By The Silver Spoon Kitchen (Phaidon, October 2017)
This encyclopedic volume will teach you regional preparations for meat and so much more.
Autentico: Cooking, the Italian Way
By Rolando Beramendi (St. Martin’s Griffin, October 2017)
With a forward by Ina Garten, this book tackles every step of a true Italian meal, from grocery shopping to dessert.