Curious to live la dolce vita this summer?

No matter if you're tanning along the Tyrrhenian Sea or holed up in your apartment hugging your AC, Amber Guinness's new book Italian Coastal is a must-have culinary guide to savoring the summer days ahead.

Sixty simple-slash-impressive dishes fill the pages of the part recipe book, part travelogue, part memoir. Growing up between her family homes in London and Tuscany (a villa where she now hosts dreamy artist retreats), Guinness has mostly settled on Florence as her base to explore the delicious corners of the country.

Inspired by the markets and food of summer holidays by the beach, Italian Coastal is a fusion of recipe book, travelogue, and memoir—with sumptuous food and travel photography throughout—that will transport readers to the sunny Mediterranean.

Interested in whipping up a most tempting menu à la Guinness?

How does Spaghetti With Zucchini & Basil, Lemon, a Mozzarella & Thyme Pizzette and Raspberry Tiramisu sound?

[Photos courtesy Thames & Hudson]