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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy

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Frances Mayes entered a wondrous new world when she began restoring an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. There were unexpected treasures at every turn: faded frescos beneath the whitewash in her dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles in the garden, and, in the nearby hill towns, vibrant markets and delightful people. In Under the Tuscan Sun, she brings the lyrical voice of a poet, the eye of a seasoned traveler, and the discerning palate of a cook and food writer to invite readers to explore the pleasures of Italian life and to feast at her table.

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Buying a villa in the spectacular Italian countryside is a wonderful fantasy — even if 17 rooms and a garden in need of immediate loving care are included in the asking price. Frances Mayes — gourmet cook, widely published travel writer, and poet — changed her life by doing just that. Sprinkled liberally with delicious recipes for inspired Italian dishes, amusing anecdotes about the risks of being your own contractor, and a savvy traveler's reminiscences, "Under the Tuscan Sun" is Mayes's enchanting account of her love affair with Tuscany: of scouring the neighborhood for the perfect panettone and the perfect plumber; of mornings spent cultivating her garden, and afternoons spent enjoying its fruits in leisurely lunches on the terrace; of jaunts through the hill towns in search of renowned wines; and the renewal not only of a house, but also of the spirit. An unusual memoir that combines the appeal of M. F.K. Fisher, Peter Mayle, and Martha Stewart, "Under the Tuscan Sun" is a feast for the senses.

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ISBN:
9780811808422
Author:
Mayes, Frances
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Italian
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Tuscany
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Subject:
Tuscany (Italy) Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Copyright:
Series Volume:
O
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.38x5.88x1.07 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Buying a villa in the spectacular Italian countryside is a wonderful fantasy — even if 17 rooms and a garden in need of immediate loving care are included in the asking price. Frances Mayes — gourmet cook, widely published travel writer, and poet — changed her life by doing just that. Sprinkled liberally with delicious recipes for inspired Italian dishes, amusing anecdotes about the risks of being your own contractor, and a savvy traveler's reminiscences, "Under the Tuscan Sun" is Mayes's enchanting account of her love affair with Tuscany: of scouring the neighborhood for the perfect panettone and the perfect plumber; of mornings spent cultivating her garden, and afternoons spent enjoying its fruits in leisurely lunches on the terrace; of jaunts through the hill towns in search of renowned wines; and the renewal not only of a house, but also of the spirit. An unusual memoir that combines the appeal of M. F.K. Fisher, Peter Mayle, and Martha Stewart, "Under the Tuscan Sun" is a feast for the senses.
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