Publishers Weekly mentions Beyond the Pasta~

I am very excited to announce that my book Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family was mentioned in this week’s August 9, 2010, Publishers Weekly.

Listed in their Cooking News section under Fall Cookbooks, By the Trends, Beyond the Pasta was listed under the heading:

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From an Italian Grandmother
Beyond the Pasta by Mark Leslie (Gemelli, Sept.)
A very exciting advance “shout out” as the book nears its September 1, 2010, release date. See the online copy!

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Buona Giornata~


About the Author

Mark LeslieMark Leslie, seen cooking on NBC’s "The Today Show" and Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family," loves to cook for anyone with an appetite, vacations in Italy every year, and lives to eat his way through every plate of pasta and cone of gelato placed before him. His first book, “Beyond the Pasta: Recipes, Language & Life with an Italian Family,” tells of his life in Italy while cooking with an Italian grandmother. He shares his food experiences on his blog at and has taught cooking classes in California, Georgia, Minnesota, Texas, and across Alabama. While judging for high school culinary events, he was chosen by the US Department of Education to judge for their "National Education Startup Challenge." Mark can be regularly seen cooking on NBC-affiliate, WSFA-TV 12's "Alabama Live! each Friday, bringing easy, locally sourced recipes to central Alabama. His iTunes app “Beyond the Pasta” features helpful videos and more of Nonna’s family-style recipes that she shared with him, plus, upon its release, it was named “New & Noteworthy” by Apple. DaVinci Wines chose Mark as their "2012 Storyteller" in Language Arts—where they sent him to Vinci, Italy, to write about wine, food and life. Mark, his home and book have been featured in such national publications and blogs as House Beautiful, Paula Deen, Food Republic, The Kitchn, Apartment Therapy, Field & Stream, and The Daily Meal. A Chicago-area native and “Yankee” by birth, Mark has lived in Alabama for over 24 years, and celebrates the fact that he started life eating farina, progressed to grits, and finally arrived at polenta. Buonissimo!View all posts by Mark Leslie →

  1. atippettatippett08-11-2010

    Make sure you talk with my sister Alice. She’s been put on some food/travel board for Saveur magazine. We talked about you last time & she thought she could give you a plug when she meets with them in Las Vegas next month.

  2. Mark LeslieMark Leslie08-11-2010

    We are meeting tomorrow, Thursday, when I am in Birmingham and I am giving her material to take to her editor in Vegas.Thanks!Mark

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