The Book


-Includes 39 authentic Italian recipes passed down from Nonna to Mark ~ Buonissime!

-Includes photos of the sights, food, and people Mark encountered while in Italy ~ and there were many!

-Enjoy each day’s adventure as Mark brings you along with him on his month-long Italian journey!

-Makes the perfect gift for those who want to travel without ever leaving the comforts of home!

-Available in paperback, hardcover, and available on e-readers: kindle, nook, and iBook!

In-Store Locations:

Eataly NY: 200 5th Ave (entrances on 5th Ave and 23rd St), NYC, 212.229.2560

Tattered Cover (All 3 Denver stores: 1628 16th St; 2526 E. Colfax Ave; 9315 Dorchester St), 303.436.1070

Boulder Bookstore: 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO, 303.447.2074

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Goat Hill Museum Store: 600 Dexter Ave, Montgomery, AL, 334.353.4969

Pentimento/Designing Home: 151 Alabama St, Alexander City, AL, 256.329.9591

Read Between the Lynes: 129 Van Buren St, Woodstock, IL, 815.206.5967

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"Beyond the Pasta" is owned and operated by Mark Leslie. Unless otherwise specified all content, writing, recipes and photography is original and held in copyright through the Library of Congress. It may not be used without the express written consent of Mark Leslie.