Frances Mayes books about living in Tuscany are delightful and always popular with customers at the Northshire Bookstore where I work. The staff was very excited when her cookbook The Tuscan Sun Cookbook was published. Now we could make some of the delicious sounding dishes she described in her books. We decided to have a staff dinner party one evening in the store after we closed. Each of us selected one or two or three recipes to make and we ate and ate and ate and ate some more.
|Wow, what a spread.|
|Leg of lamb, Caprese and Eggplant Parmigiana|
|Veal meatballs with artichokes & cherry tomatoes|
|An over view of the dishes with a bird and lemon slices|
|Caprese (tomatoes, basil and mozzarella)|
The medley of folded fruit tart with mascarpone, biscotti, ricotta tart and a delicious vegan chocolate cake (not in the cookbook) was more than I could eat after all the other dishes so I took small bite of each (sorry no photo) and ate the rest over the next two days. Such a delicious meal with great coworkers.