ONLINE: Susan Gravely - "Italy on a Plate" with Frances Mayes

Event date: 
03/08/2023 - 4:00pm

Susan Gravely, Founder and CEO of VIETRI, Inc. (a lifestyle brand of Italian artisan-crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories), presents her debut cookbook, Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus. Susan will be in conversation with Frances Mayes, author of the classic, Under the Tuscan Sun

This online event will be hosted by Book Passage on their YouTube page. It is a free event however we ask that you RSVP with the link below. You can buy a copy of the book along with your RSVP, should you choose. 

Please note that since Book Passage is on the west coast, you may see the start time listed as 1pm, but it will be 4pm eastern

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In her debut cookbook, Susan Gravely celebrates 40 years as Founder and Creative Director of VIETRI, a lifestyle brand offering handcrafted Italian tabletop and home and garden accessories. With a foreword by Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun, Italy on a Plate is an exploration into what makes Italy so magical: its staggering beauty, unparalleled style, artistic legacy, and incredible food. The close friends Gravely has made during her years of Italian travels have graciously shared their homes and their favorite family recipes, and this book gives a culinary tour of Italy’s flavors with recipes you will enjoy with loved ones for years to come.



Susan Gravely is the Founder and the CEO of VIETRI, Inc., a lifestyle brand of Italian artisan-crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories. VIETRI was founded in 1983 by Lee Gravely and her daughters, Susan and Frances, after a family trip to Italy where they fell in love with the colorful handpainted Italian dinnerware of the Amalfi Coast.

VIETRI is now America's largest Italian ceramics importing company, partnering with numerous Italian manufacturers in various regions throughout Italy. VIETRI serves a customer base of over 2,000 specialty retailers and department stores in all 50 states and internationally.  Susan currently oversees product design for VIETRI and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her husband, Bill, and dog, Franco.


Frances Mayes is the author of the classic Under the Tuscan Sun, which was a New York Times bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a movie starring Diane Lane. Her other international bestsellers include Bella Tuscany, Every Day in Tuscany, A Year in the World, and three illustrated books: In Tuscany, Bringing Tuscany Home, and The Tuscan Sun Cookbook. Mayes is also the author of two novels, Swan and Women in Sunlight, six books of poetry, and The Discovery of Poetry. Her most recent books are See You in the Piazza, Always Italy and A Place in the World. Frances Mayes’s writing has been translated into more than fifty languages.  She and her husband divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy.


Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus By Susan Gravely, Frances Mayes (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Susan Gravely, Frances Mayes (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781732113367
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Vietri Publishing - March 14th, 2023

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen By Frances Mayes, Edward Mayes, Steven Rothfeld (Photographs by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307885289
Availability: Usually ships to store in 4-6 days.
Published: Clarkson Potter - March 13th, 2012

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