“A well-balanced, deliciously presented cookbook.” —Shelf AwarenessThe Italian-born, up-and-coming cooking show celebrity brings his passion for Tuscan food to the American table. This beautifully photographed cookbook is alive with vibrant, soul-satisfying food! Growing up in Lucca, Italy, chef Damiano Carrara learned how to cook, not only from his mother and grandmother, but also from his father. Here, he brings those dishes from his family’s table to yours—including his father’s tried-and-true recipe for homemade gnocci with pesto. His comforting, delicious recipes range from Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Bean Soup) and Insalata di Farro con Gamberi (Farro Salad with Shrimp) to Finocchi Gratinati (Fennel au Gratin), Lasagne Vegetariana ai Carciofini (Vegetarian Baby Artichoke Lasagna), and Panna Cotta scattered with fresh berries or shaved dark chocolate. This is authentic Italian home-style cooking at its best.