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Now in paperback, the #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller that is an enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

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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Synopsis:

In a national best-seller, the author applies a poet's sensibility, a seasoned traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where she began restoring an abandoned villa. Reprint. $30,000 ad/promo.

Synopsis:

Now in paperback, the #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller that is an enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

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 lives in Cortona, Italy and San Francisco, where she teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University.A widely published poet as well as a prolific food and travel writer, she has written for the New York Times, House Beautiful, and Food and Wine.

Table of Contents

Preface — Bramare: (archaic) to yearn for — A house and the land it takes two oxen two days to plow — Sister water, brother fire — The wild orchard — Whir of the sun — Festina Tarde (make haste slowly) — A long table under the trees — Summer kitchen notes — Cortona, noble city — Rive, Maremma: into wildest Tuscany — Turning Italian — Green oil — Floating world: a Winter season — Winter kitchen notes — Rose walk — Sempre pietra (always stone) — Relics of Summer — Solleone.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767917452
Subtitle:
At Home in Italy
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Frances Mayes
Author:
began restoring an abandoned villa.
Author:
Mayes, Frances
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Europe - Italy
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Cookery, Italian
Subject:
Travel-Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel-Europe - Italy
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel : Europe - Italy
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Cookery, italian
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Tuscany
Subject:
Tuscany (Italy) Description and travel.
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Food Writing
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
Italy-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Italy
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1997
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
280

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » Italian
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Travel » Europe » Italy
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 280 pages Crown Publishing Group - English 9780767917452 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In a national best-seller, the author applies a poet's sensibility, a seasoned traveler's eye, and a cook's palate to the pleasures of the Tuscan countryside, where she began restoring an abandoned villa. Reprint. $30,000 ad/promo.
"Synopsis" by , Now in paperback, the #1 San Francisco Chronicle bestseller that is an enchanting and lyrical look at the life, the traditions, and the cuisine of Tuscany, in the spirit of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence.

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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