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Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy

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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.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

Frances Mayes is a Georgian who now lives in Cortona, Italy, and San Francisco, California. She has written five books of poetry and is chair of the creative writing department at San Francisco State University.

Product Details

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
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.38x5.88x1.07 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Italian
History and Social Science » Europe » Italy » General
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"Synopsis" by , 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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