Author Lidia Bastianich and her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, toured Royal Rose fields in Salinas, Calif., last summer with a film crew, according to a news release. Royal Rose produce and fields appear on two of the book’s pages.
Among the book’s recipes for the commodity are radicchio and beet salad; radicchio, endive and walnut salad; and radicchio, goat cheese and raisin salad. Radicchio had also been a topic in the author’s prior writings and television shows.
Bastianich visited Italian-American communities throughout the U.S. for her book, published by Knopf in late October. More information is available here.