Kingsolver writes nonfiction, too! This is about her family trying to eat 100% locally grown food for a year. I love it, and motivates me to emulate her goal as much as I can -without having to move to a climate with a 9-month gardening season.
In one chapter, her family travels (including to Italy!) and they support locally grown cuisine wherever they go.
Because of her, I will be keeping my eye out for as much locally grown Italian fare as I can during our trip, and will savor all the courses that she has taught me to expect!