Susan Gravely presents ITALY ON A PLATE – book signing and recipe tasting at Flyleaf Books

Flyleaf Books 752 MLK Jr Blvd, Chapel Hill

Italy on a Plate: Travels, Memories, Menus by Vietri Founder & CEO Susan Gravely In celebration of VIETRI’s fortieth anniversary, and with gratitude for the Italian friends who have welcomed her into their lives, their homes, and to their tables, Susan Gravely, VIETRI Founder and CEO, has written a memoir and a cookbook. The book showcases over 50 recipes straight from the kitchens of Susan’s dearest Italian friends. These delicious, treasured family recipes highlight the best dishes from regions all across Italy, and they are accompanied by Susan’s charming, poignant, and hilarious memories with each friend. The book also includes glimpses into these friends’ beautiful Italian homes and gardens, and it offers tips for how to entertain with effortlessly elegant Italian style. The final chapter features Susan’s own home in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with a look into her own family traditions and special holiday recipes. Author Frances Mayes, a longtime friend of the Gravely family, has written the foreword for the book in addition to being included in her own chapter within the book. Susan says she feels “incredibly lucky to have spent years in this favorite country of mine, and Italy’s spirit continues to enchant me. Its enthusiasm, passion, style, and romance live in its people, and, through my work, I have met many incredible Italians and enjoyed many homecooked meals! To be invited into people’s homes, to share a meal, to celebrate life’s big and small moments together... These memories are some of the most cherished in my life. This has been the happiest and most unexpected result of creating VIETRI, and for this I am profoundly grateful.” 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 […]