During our college semester in Tuscany, I fell in love with the landscape, the people, the history, the food, and the wine. And if you’ve read about our summer in Tuscany, you know how I felt about my classmates. Returning to New York after that semester abroad, I wanted my kitchen to resonate with the smells and tastes of the food that I loved in Italy.
Bella’s Tastes from Tuscany is a collection of recipes I created through the years that capture some of the foods, tastes, and memories from that remarkable summer. They feature American—rather than Italian—ingredients and, by necessity in the early years, were easy on my restricted budget.
Individuals pictured are models and are used for illustrative