The people of Florence are passionate about the sources of their food and how they prepare it. In this Tuscan city where Renaissance art flourished, wine and cheese makers, bakers and chefs are equally revered as masters of their crafts.

Williams-Sonoma Foods of the World Florence introduces you to these culinary artists and takes you to the Tuscan countryside, where the prized ingredients that fill Florentine markets and trattorias are found. This beautifully photographed volume includes more than 45 authentic recipes, such as bruschetta with white beans, grilled Florentine steak, and fig and walnut torte. These dishes reflect the philosophy of Florentine cuisine—foods are best when their essential flavors are allowed to shine.