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SEATTLE, WA, April 22, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — Keli Sim DeRitis, a cooking instructor and owner of Seattle-based tour company Poggi Bonsi, was forced to cancel all of her 2020 culinary classes and European tours due to COVID-19. So she leveraged her love of food and travel, a background in graphic design, and her collection of unique recipes featuring French and Italian regional cuisine to create Cooking with Poggi Bonsi: Traveling Through Food.

The 180-page, hardbound book features over 90 recipes in 10 travel-themed menus. Filled with her full-color photos and original artwork, cooking tips, and suggested cocktail and wine pairings, this vibrant cookbook celebrates the culinary traditions of the author’s favorite European locales.

Cooking with Poggi Bonsi: Traveling Through Food retails for $29.95 and is available at and other select retailers.

About Keli Sim DeRitis
Keli founded Poggi Bonsi (named for the Tuscan town of Poggibonsi), an Italian-themed kitchen store, in 2001. With Washington state locations in Burien and Renton, as well as an online store, Poggi Bonsi flourished until 2017—when Keli closed it to focus on her growing tour business with the same name. Since 2014, Keli has led small-group food and wine tours to Italy and France. She has also taught cooking classes in the Seattle area for many years.

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