Welcome to Buona Domenica, a weekly newsletter of Italian recipes and inspiration, delivered to your inbox every Sunday. I’m Domenica Marchetti, author of seven (soon to be eight) books on Italian home cooking, including Preserving Italy: Canning, Curing, Infusing, and Bottling Italian Flavors and Traditions; and the bestselling book The Glorious Pasta of Italy. I teach cooking classes online and IRL, and I occasionally host tours and workshops in Italy. My articles and recipes on Italian food have been widely published, but this newsletter gives me an opportunity to connect directly with you and others who love Italian food and life as much as I do.

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Domenica Marchetti 

Author of Italian cookbooks; freelance food writer & recipe developer; cooking teacher; occasional tour guide. Articles & recipes published in Eating Well, Fine Cooking, Italy Magazine, Washington Post, Sale e Pepe & more.

Daniela Bracco

I’m a freelance illustrator. I come from Sicily but I lived in Venice then Milan and now I live in Rome. The city with the ideal temperature.I’ve worked for two years inside IL Magazine newsroom. Now I work with many studios, magazines and companies