Frances Mayes

An Italian home with a lush garden


The Georgia-born writer muses about Italy, travel, and what life might have been like had she stayed solely under the Southern sun. Plus: Mayes’s three Italian small-town picks

Food & Drink

“There’s nothing handier than a pesto in the fridge,” writes the bestselling author in her new cookbook

Food & Drink

The Southern literary icon shares a delightfully simple yet flavorful recipe from her new cookbook

Arts & Culture

Hosting tips—and recipes—from a North Carolinian who has made Italian beauty a lifetime love

Arts & Culture

In her lovely new book, the best-selling author of Under the Tuscan Sun welcomes readers into both her Southern and Italian estates

Celebrate the South

Saluting a Southern Lady of Letters