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Living in a Foreign Language: A Memoir of Food, Wine, and Love in Italy

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The actor Michael Tucker and his wife, the actress Jill Eikenberry, having sent their last child off to college, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old Rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. For the Tuckers, it was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house without testing the water pressure or checking for signs of termites. Shedding the vestiges of their American life, Michael and Jill endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a home in this new chapter of their lives. Both a celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, Living in a Foreign Language is a gorgeous, organic travelogue written with an epicureans delight in detail and a gourmands appreciation for all things fine.

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From actor Tucker comes this celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, written with an epicurean's delight in detail and a gourmand's appreciation for all things fine.

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Laurel Barton, July 11, 2011 (view all comments by Laurel Barton)
This is a fun book for Italophiles, travelers, and foodies alike. The love the author has for Italy, food, his wife, their friends (not necessarily in that order) shines through. While Tucker and Eikenberry (yes of "L.A. Law" fame) have more resources than many of us, this does not read like a rich person's guide to the good life. Many of the pleasures they pursue and attain are accessible to any traveler with an open mind and willingness to connect to the culture and the land as a "temporary local."
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ISBN:
9780802143624
Author:
Tucker, Michael
Publisher:
Grove Press
Photographer:
Walsh, Kristine
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
Wine and wine making -- Italy.
Subject:
Travel, Italy
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Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs throughout
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11 oz

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The actor Michael Tucker and his wife, the actress Jill Eikenberry, having sent their last child off to college, were vacationing in Italy when they happened upon a small cottage nestled in the Umbrian countryside. The three-hundred-and-fifty-year-old Rustico sat perched on a hill in the verdant Spoleto valley amid an olive grove and fruit trees of every kind. For the Tuckers, it was literally love at first sight, and the couple purchased the house without testing the water pressure or checking for signs of termites. Shedding the vestiges of their American life, Michael and Jill endeavored to learn the language, understand the nuances of Italian culture, and build a home in this new chapter of their lives. Both a celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, Living in a Foreign Language is a gorgeous, organic travelogue written with an epicureans delight in detail and a gourmands appreciation for all things fine.
"Synopsis" by , From actor Tucker comes this celebration of a good marriage and a careful study of the nature of home, written with an epicurean's delight in detail and a gourmand's appreciation for all things fine.
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