From Vine to Table: The Unexpected Joy of Zucchini’s Magic is a culinary handbook for anyone wanting to master the art of cooking zucchini. It’s for cooks of all levels of expertise—from beginners to seasoned.  Its uniquely stylish and user‐friendly format makes it a pleasure to read. A portion of the recipes lean towards my heritage of Italian cooking with simple and authentic ingredients. 



Welcome to My Kitchen!

  • I approach cooking with an emphasis on family-style meals and the tastiest ways to eat together! I have been cooking for a long time, but that doesn't mean that you need a lot of cooking experience to follow my recipes. I try to make recipes interesting for seasoned cooks and beginners. So let's start cooking together!
  • For a variety of recipes as well as food and travel resources, visit my food and travel blog by clicking the button below. 



  • You don't have to be a prolific gardener, with an abundance of zucchini to enjoy this book. One or two zucchini purchased from the store or farmer's market is a sufficient amount for many recipes. And for the gardeners who did plant one too many zucchini plants (as I did), there are recipes that use a large volume of zucchini too.
  • The book is divided into nine chapters by courses that include breakfast, appetizers and snacks, soups, salads, main dishes, side dishes, breads, desserts, and condiments. These recipes turn zucchini into magically delightful home cooked dishes. 
  • Overall, this is an impressive culmination of zucchini recipes that is an excellent everyday source for easily achievable wonderfully flavorful recipes you might not expect to see in a zucchini cookbook. 

What People Are Saying

“Christina’s creativity for using zucchini in fun, new, and yummy ways is inspiring! Move beyond boring zucchini bread and zoodles, and try something new – even your finicky mom and thrifty grandma would approve of these recipes!” Kristy K-P

“For someone who is a disaster in the kitchen, Christina is a lifesaver! She has the unique ability to create recipes that are easy to follow and super yummy to swallow!” Susan B

“Christina and Zucchini—she actually makes it into a gourmet treat! From the simplest sauté to main dishes to desserts and breads, you will want to start growing this prolific squash yourself.” Patricia B-J

“Soup is a favorite food in the Pacific Northwest and the Zucchini Corn Chowder one of the most delicious soups I have tasted. The flavors are so very satisfying. Christina is passionate about her cooking and loves to share this passion in the recipes she creates.” MaryLou H

“Wow! If you want a change of pace from using pickle relish try Christina’s Sweet Zucchini Relish! It will liven up tuna fish, add flavor to boring cottage cheese, or anything you add relish to. It just tastes great!” Cheri P.

“Cooking using Christina’s recipes is always very fun and exciting. Prepare for a mouthwatering experience!” Antimo C. (Author of Food You’ll Make Love To: Ah Those Italiansand Travel Consultant/Owner of VoomaGo)

“Christina offers us many new, sometimes quite novel, ideas for cooking zucchini. Her recipes focus on healthy, tasty combinations using fresh and easily obtainable ingredients.  All have been tested, tasted, and found to be quite yummy.” Rose P.


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