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Praise for Love in a Tuscan Kitchen

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Love in a Tuscan Kitchen won an Independent Publisher Award!

Bronze Award

Autobiography/Memoir Category


Follow Sheryl & Vincenzo on Love in a Tuscan Kitchen  YouTube Channel for virtual readings, interviews, recipes, and cooking secrets! 

See our interview on the Donna Drake Show celebrating the IPPY award! 


Listen to our story on the Rochester Rising Podcast!

Article: "Sheryl e Vincenzo, una storia d'amore da San Gusmé fino al Minnesota"

(Sheryl and Vincenzo, a story of love from San Gusme to Minnesota)

View the article in La Nazione Siena by clicking here.

From Tuscany with Love

A cross between a cookbook and a memoir, it was written by Sheryl Ness, a Kasson native. It details the author’s search for “something,” which she ultimately finds, fueled by chocolate cake, in a Tuscany kitchen.

Story featured in the Life section of the Rochester Post Bulletin

Continue reading the story by clicking here

Rochester Women Magazine

How one woman’s dream came true over chocolate cake!

Read the story by clicking here

Rochester Women Magazine September/October full issue link here

"A wonderfully entertaining, thoroughly engaging read with the added bonus of authentic 'kitchen cook friendly' recipes, Love in a Tuscan Kitchen: Savoring Life Through the Romance, Recipes, and Traditions of Italy is unreservedly recommended."

Midwest Book Review

"If you love Frances Mayes’s Tuscany books (right from Under the Tuscan Sun through her new one Women in Sunlight) you will love this book. If you love Italian food and culture, you will also love this book. If you love books you will love this book. 5 solid stars!"

Janet C., reviewer


"The book is well-written and descriptive, evoking the flavors and aromas of Italy. The book is interspersed with photos which are presented in a postcard form and recipes which are charmingly presented, handwritten as though torn from a notebook. Overall an easy read."

Elizabeth S., reviewer


"A truly lovely story of a woman’s journey to the love of her life. Her writing style was so mesmerizing and her descriptions of the places she visited made me feel I was there. It was like reading a private diary sharing her most precious memories.

The recipes sound delicious, I hope to try some soon, especially the hot chocolate ‘love’ cake plus, many others. This is an inspirational story, telling us that you can do whatever you want—you just need to believe in yourself. Wonderful, a must read."

Anita T., reviewer


"This is an account of how taking risks can lead to unforeseen pleasures and heartfelt contentment. The story makes me want to jump on the next plane to Italy."

—Paulette Mitchell, culinary and travel speaker, and author of 14 cookbooks, including The 15-Minute Gourmet series

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