AT THE TABLE OF LA FORTEZZA: THE ENCHANTMENT OF TUSCAN COOKING FROM THE LUNIGIANA REGION
Author Annette Joseph, Photographs by David Loftus (Rizzoli, $39.95)
The stylist and design expert Annette Joseph has never settled for the obvious. Years ago, she purchased a medieval house near the Liguria coastline in Tuscany and named her new residence La Fortezza (“The Fortress”). In embracing the Lunigiana region and its culture, she now shares some of the traditional recipes for dishes from the area’s chefs, restaurateurs, neighbors, and food purveyors. Joseph not only introduces the cuisine of the region, but also its other flavors—it mountainous terrain, the vineyards and orchards, and the towns that dot the landscape.