Blog Tour: Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook

Shannon Smurthwaite will host a blog tour for her first book, Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook, from July 22–31.

Italian cooking has never been easier, nor more delicious! From her mother’s meatballs to easy but authentic pasta dishes, focaccia bread, and simple truffles, Shannon’s recipes will excite even the pickiest eaters. Bring your whole family together for a little taste of Italy with this delightful and entertaining cookbook!

If you are interested in joining the blog tour, please leave a comment with the date you’d like to post or contact Shannon via email.


Some endorsements for the book:

“I couldn’t put this book down. Deliciously simple, cooks of all levels will find this cookbook inspiring. Shannon shares her heart and heritage in this delightful compilation of recipes, proving yet again that when there’s love in the kitchen there is love in the home.”

—Chef Doughty, Host of Public Radio’s nationally syndicated “Food for Thought”

“In my many years as a chef, I have seen a great number of cookbooks come across my desk. . . . As I flipped the pages, I found that I couldn’t put it down. . . . Full of fun family quotes and warm humor, this cookbook has most of . . . the ‘classic’ Italian recipes. Whether it’s Carbonara, Gnocchi, or Focaccia, it’s all in here. This book will be an absolute classic for those who enjoy classical family-style Italian food. The instructions for each recipe are easy to follow and should have your house smelling like grandma’s meatballs in no time. . . . Mangia!

—Chef Dale Tanner, Culinary Arts Program Manage, Platt College–OKC


Meet the Author:

Shannon McClary Smurthwaite grew up in Los Angeles, California. The oldest of three daughters, Shannon loved spending time at her Italian grandmother’s side. She attended Cal State Northridge and BYU, studying art and design. She is married to Donald Smurthwaite, and they are the parents of four wonderful children. Shannon’s family happily serves as her official food taste testers and share their mother’s love for cooking and creating in the kitchen. She resides in Meridian, Idaho, and serves as her stake’s Young Women President.

Mormon Mama Italian Cookbook Blog Tour Schedule

Week One

Week Two