Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

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Powitanie polskich przyjació!

August 6, 2010

A few days ago I received my first copy of Kuchnia Franceski, the Polish translation of Francesca's Kitchen! It was just published in June by Wydawnictwo Literackie, a publishing house in Krakow. Literackie will be publishing my other books over the next year or so.

I'm always excited when one of my stories gets translated and published overseas. Although my books feature Italians and Italian-Americans, I'd like to think that readers of any ethnicity can appreciate what my characters are going through. After all, it doesn't matter who you are or where come from, we all need to be part of a family, to have friends, to share good food and be near those we love and who love us--even if they drive us crazy sometimes!

One of my goals as a writer, the most important one I think, is to try my best to send out some good feelings into the world, to make someone laugh, or maybe just lighten up the day a little for someone who might be going through a bad time. It's really nice to know that I can reach out from my little office and (hopefully) brighten the day of someone somewhere on some faraway shore. So, a big mille grazie!-- or should I say dziękuj-- to Wydawnictwo Literackie! It's nice to be working with you!

That being said, the BEST news is that the tomatoes in my garden are finally starting to ripen up! I was beginning to think it would never happen. I picked a bunch and last night Corinne made our first really good tomato salad of the season with the olive oil and garlic and basil to go along with a spaghetti carbonara she whipped up.

It was unbelievable.



  1. October 14, 2010 2:09 PM EDT
    I would like to thank you for this book Peter.
    I can't wait your other publishing in polish language.

    (from Poland)
    - Ania

Selected Works

The journey back to life leads through the heart...
“A beautiful novel...Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love.”
Luanne Rice
New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes you can go home again...
“Poignant and emotionally revealing, Pezzelli's latest will have you laughing, crying and simply enjoying a first-rate novel.”
--Romantic Times
"Home cooking, good pasta, and traditional family values conquer all in this amusing and touching story."
--Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island."
Claire Cook
--author of Must Love Dogs

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