Simple, straightforward, rustic, and elegant, the recipes of Wanda and Giovanna speak of the earth and of a deep respect for the ingredients of their native Sicily. --Jacques Pépin, Praise for Sicilian Home Cooking
Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene wrote three award-winning cookbooks together. La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio and Sicilian Home Cooking were both awarded the prestigious James Beard Award for "Best Italian Cookbook." Published by Knopf, all three books are available in the US through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many independent booksellers.
**Signed copies of all three books are also available for sale in the abbey at Gangivecchio.**
La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchiowas written with American food writer Michelle Evans and published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1996. It won the James Beard Award for the best Italian cookbook the following year.
Sicilian Home Cooking, also with Michelle Evans, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 2001 and won the James Beard Award in 2002.