Red Sand Sunrise by Fiona McArthur is a medical romance drama set in the harsh beauty of the Australian outback. After finishing her book, Fiona went to Tuscany for a writer’s workshop and is full of praise for the learning (and cultural) experience.
Mangia! Mangia! Gatherings: The Spirit of Coming Together is the second Italian cookbook by Teresa Oates and Angela Villella. They are preserving unwritten recipes and conserving precious cultural traditions, and encouraging us to do the same.
Clear the coffee table! Love Italy by Guy Grossi, is a grand cookbook where the Melbourne chef explores his heritage and meets artisans who produce the best ingredients, from Piedmont to Sicily. Did I mention it weighs at least 4kg?
On a mountaintop in Umbria, Letizia and her husband Ruurd run a cooking school, Alla Madonna del Piatto. Winter is down time (kind of) but there’s lots of preparation to be done for the upcoming season to welcome visitors from all over the world. And they’ve just created a writer’s retreat.
Our travel deals this month include getaways on Daydream Island, cruising the Spice Route, winter in Rome, Vienna and Prague, and discounts for a fabulous summer in Greece – still a much-loved playground despite the euro crisis.