Cucina Tipica

An italian adventure

Cucina Tipica: An Italian Adventure is the story of Jacoby Pines, a disheartened American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides he never wants to leave. What follows is a wine-soaked, food-filled, travel-laden adventure about one man’s quest for an antiquated existence in the modern world.


Readers’ Favorite

“Through a number of culinary adventures and helped by local people who become friends, the narrative, drenched in the Tuscan sunshine and steeped in the local wine, slowly delivers an enticing story along with a satisfactory ending to the puzzle.”…read more

Wine Blog

“How Andrew Cotto unravels his Cucina Tipica novel is cleverly maneuvered. I just couldn’t put the book down for much else, until I got to “The End.”…read more

Book Nest

“Cotto’s description of the villages in this book make it clear that he has a love for Italy and a keen eye for the details in his travels.”…read more


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Cucina Tipica Part I
Cucina Tipica Part II