Today Erica and I had the great pleasure of attending a lunchtime talk given by renowned travel writer, Frances Mayes. Even if you haven’t read any of Frances’s seven books, you may be familiar with her story as she is portrayed by Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun nearly every weekend on Oxygen, WE, or a host of other cable channels. Today Frances shared with members of the Random House, Inc. family a few stories about fending off wild boars near her new (and second!) Tuscan home, introducing her grandson to the vast wonder that is Italian cuisine, and what changes about the way one views life after twenty years spent in a small Italian village.
While I can’t speak for Erica, I came from the delightful event knowing three things: 1) I MUST visit Tuscany, ASAP. 2) I MUST have pasta for dinner tonight. And 3) I’d be a bad blogger if I didn’t get a goodie to share with y’all. Ms. Mayes was kind enough to sign a copy of her new book, Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life and one lucky reader gets it! For your chance to win, leave a comment below.