Frances Mayes made us all fall in love with Tuscany with Under the Tuscan Sun. In Under Magnolia, the The Bard of Tuscany relishes the sweetness of the South, the smells and tastes at her family table and the fragrance of her hometown trees. She writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.
You’ll be swept away and inspired Under Magnolia, and every time she talks about Southern cooking, she’ll make your mouth water! We’re delighted to share these recipes with you.
Perfect for book clubs – an easy-to-make Southern feast of comfort food at its best: Cheese Grits, Summer Squash Casserole, and Martha Washington Jetties.
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