My first baby, Florentine: The True Cuisine of Florence, which I started writing in 2014, was published in 2016. And this month it has been launched in Australia and the UK (the US will have to wait a few more months until 9 February 2021) with a brand new look! It has a slightly smaller format to the original, still hardback only, and a moodier, darker, beautiful marbled cover.
The recipes and photographs are the same as the original, where I was mindful to include the most Florentine dishes you can find, but in this edition I have also written a brand new guide to eating and drinking in Florence! This is my most comprehensive list — all my favourites, in short form (such as a quick list, where all you need is a glance, and even a 24 hours in Florence suggestion), and in long form (descriptive reviews of my favourite Florentine restaurants), with plenty of photographs and even suggestions for shopping for gourmands — alongside my address book for Florence.
To celebrate the release of my new edition, my publishers Hardie Grant Books are giving away 5 copies of the new Florentine anywhere worldwide! To enter and see those details, just tell me about what you love about Florence on my latest Instagram post. Winners will be drawn on Sunday 15 November 2020 and contacted on Instagram.
I’m so proud of this book, it was the dream cookbook I always wanted to write (if you want to read more about the making of Florentine, head to this article in Good Food Australia), and I’m so grateful that my publishers wanted to give it a new life and re-release it with this new look. Thank you, as always, to Jane Willson, my publisher at Hardie Grant Books, book designer Allison Colpoys, who together with Kasia Gadecki created the marbled covers of the original and new edition, and recipe photographer Lauren Bamford, stylist Deb Kaloper, home economist Caroline Griffiths. Thank you also to my family and thank YOU, my readers, for all your support over the years!