Lorenza de’ Medici began her career as editor for Novità and Vogue magazines. Next she started to write books. The first was a children’s cookbook for Emme Edizioni. Followed by recipe books for editors such as Mondadori and Fratelli Fabbri Editori.
In the early eighties, Lorenza started the culinary school at Badia a Coltibuono, and her writing carrier became very international with books published in English, German, etc. At the same time, she starred in The De’ Medici Kitchen, a television series, fourteen episodes for PBS public television station. The program was also aired in Australia.
The Best-Known Books by Lorenza de’ Medici di Ottajano
Italy the Beautiful Cookbook (Knapp Press, September 1988)
The Renaissance of Italian cooking (Fawcett Columbine, 1989)
The Renaissance of Italian gardens (Fawcett Columbine, 1990)
The villa table (Pavilion, 1993)
Lorenza’s antipasti (C. Potter, 1998)
The de’ Medici kitchen (CollinsPublishers San Franciso, 1992)
Florentines (Random House, 1992)
La cucina dello zodiaco (Longanesi, 1974)
Lorenza’s pasta (Clarkson Potter, 1996)
The heritage of Italian cooking (Random House, 1990)
Il grande libro dei dolci (Mondadori)
My Tuscany (Duncan Baird, 2003)
Lorenza’s Italian seasons (Pavilion, 2003)
To these must be added a series of 12 books “I Jolly della Cucina” and two encyclopaedias, “I Mille Menù”, published by Fratelli Fabbri Editore.