Susan Gravely, "Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus" (Vietri Publishing, 2023)


In her debut memoir and cookbook, Susan Gravely celebrates 40 years as Founder and Creative Director of VIETRI.

In Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus (Vietri Publishing, 2023), she shares the beginnings of VIETRI, a lifestyle brand of Italian artisan-crafted dinnerware and home and garden accessories. The company 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.

Introducing readers to her professional and personal journey, Italy on a Plate is Gravely’s 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 travel 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.

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