A Thousand Days in Tuscany

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Publisher : Algonquin Books
ISBN 13 : 1565125908
Total Pages : 337 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (651 download)

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Download or read book A Thousand Days in Tuscany written by Marlena de Blasi and published by Algonquin Books. This book was released on 2004-11-01 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, married rather late in life. In search of the rhythms of country living, the couple moves to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany with no phone, no central heating, and something resembling a playhouse kitchen. They dwell among two hundred villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs. In this patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio collide, there is much to feed de Blasi's two passions--food and love. We accompany the couple as they harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms, and climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives, one by one. Their routines are not that different from those of villagers centuries earlier. They are befriended by the mesmeric Barlozzo, a self-styled village chieftain. His fascinating stories lead de Blasi more deeply inside the soul of Tuscany. Together they visit sacred festivals and taste just-pressed olive oil, drizzled over roasted country bread, and squash blossoms, battered and deep-fried and sprayed with sea-salted water. In a cauldron set over a wood fire, they braise beans in red wine, and a stew of wild boar simmers overnight in the ashes of their hearth. Barlozzo shares his knowledge of Italian farming traditions, ancient health potions, and artisanal food makers, but he has secrets he doesn't share, and one of them concerns the beautiful Floriana, whose illness teaches Marlena that happiness is truly a choice. Like the pleasurable tastes and textures of a fine meal, A Thousand Days in Tuscany is as satisfying as it is enticing. The author's own recipes are included.

A Thousand Days in Tuscany : a Bittersweet Adventure

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Download or read book A Thousand Days in Tuscany : a Bittersweet Adventure written by and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On a forgotten patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio collide, Marlena de Blasi settles with her Venetian husband, Fernando, in search of a new life. The routines they establish are not that different from those of villagers centuries earlier. They wake at dawn to harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms. And they climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives. Yet it is the friendship of the mesmeric Barlozzo, a self-styled village chieftain of sorts, that leads them deep into the heart of Tuscany. Barlozzo shares his knowledge of Italian farming traditions, ancient health potions and artisanal food makers. This real-life memoir (plus recipes) is the sequel to the acclaimed A Thousand Days in Venice.

Dolce E Salata

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Publisher : Allen & Unwin
ISBN 13 : 9781741147582
Total Pages : 342 pages
Book Rating : 4.1/5 (475 download)

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Download or read book Dolce E Salata written by Marlena De Blasi and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2005 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the bestselling A Thousand Days in Venice, these are the further adventures of Marlena and Fernando and their experiences as they move to a small village in Tuscany. Another delicious combination of authentic Italian life, food, recipes, love and memoir.

Tuscan Secrets

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Publisher : Allen & Unwin
ISBN 13 : 1741752612
Total Pages : 338 pages
Book Rating : 4.7/5 (417 download)

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Download or read book Tuscan Secrets written by Marlena De Blasi and published by Allen & Unwin. This book was released on 2007 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the author of the bestselling A Thousand Days in Venice, these are the further adventures of Marlena and Fernando and their experiences as they move to a small village in Tuscany. Originally published as Dolce e Salata, this is another delicious combination of authentic Italian life, food, recipes, love and memoir.

A Thousand Days in Tuscany

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ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 395 pages
Book Rating : 4.:/5 (131 download)

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Download or read book A Thousand Days in Tuscany written by Marlena De Blasi and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the village of San Casciano dei Bagni friendships have ripened over many a glorious meal. It is here that American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando set out to discover the ingredients of well lived life.

Tuscany and Umbria: The Collected Traveler

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Publisher : Vintage
ISBN 13 : 0307476731
Total Pages : 621 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (74 download)

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Download or read book Tuscany and Umbria: The Collected Traveler written by Barrie Kerper and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2011-07-12 with total page 621 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique guide to one of today’s hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice and opinions—providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place. This edition on Tuscany and Umbria features: ● Articles, interviews, recipes, and quotes from writers, visitors, residents, and experts on the region, including Frances Mayes, Mario Batali, Erica Jong, Barbara Ohrbach, Faith Willinger, and David Leavitt. ● In-depth pieces about Florence and the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria that illuminate the simple pleasures of local cuisine, the dazzling art treasures of the Uffizi, the civilized wilderness of Tuscan back roads, the many varieties of olive oil, the endearing quirks of the Italian character, and much more. ● Enticing recommendations for further reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, coookbooks, and guidebooks. ● An A–Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information on everything from biscotti to Super-Tuscan wine, from the history of the Medicis to traveling with children. ● Spotlights on unusual shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences not to be missed. ● More than a hundred black-and-white photographs and illustrations.

Food Lit

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 691 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (16 download)

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Download or read book Food Lit written by Melissa Brackney Stoeger and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 691 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking. Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction provides a much-needed resource for librarians assisting adult readers interested in the topic of food—a group that is continuing to grow rapidly. Containing annotations of hundreds of nonfiction titles about food that are arranged into genre and subject interest categories for easy reference, the book addresses a diversity of reading experiences by covering everything from foodie memoirs and histories of food to extreme cuisine and food exposés. Author Melissa Stoeger has organized and described hundreds of nonfiction titles centered on the themes of food and eating, including life stories, history, science, and investigative nonfiction. The work emphasizes titles published in the past decade without overlooking significant benchmark and classic titles. It also provides lists of suggested read-alikes for those titles, and includes several helpful appendices of fiction titles featuring food, food magazines, and food blogs.

Going Places

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 837 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (16 download)

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Book Synopsis Going Places by : Robert Burgin

Download or read book Going Places written by Robert Burgin and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 837 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide. Just as savvy travelers make use of guidebooks to help navigate the hundreds of countries around the globe, smart librarians need a guidebook that makes sense of the world of travel narratives. Going Places: A Reader's Guide to Travel Narratives meets that demand, helping librarians assist patrons in finding the nonfiction books that most interest them. It will also serve to help users better understand the genre and their own reading interests. The book examines the subgenres of the travel narrative genre in its seven chapters, categorizing and describing approximately 600 titles according to genres and broad reading interests, and identifying hundreds of other fiction and nonfiction titles as read-alikes and related reads by shared key topics. The author has also identified award-winning titles and spotlighted further resources on travel lit, making this work an ideal guide for readers' advisors as well a book general readers will enjoy browsing.

More Book Lust

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Publisher : Sasquatch Books
ISBN 13 : 1570616558
Total Pages : 306 pages
Book Rating : 4.5/5 (76 download)

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Book Synopsis More Book Lust by : Nancy Pearl

Download or read book More Book Lust written by Nancy Pearl and published by Sasquatch Books. This book was released on 2009-09-29 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether you’re searching for the perfect read for yourself or for a friend, More Book Lust offer eclectic recommendations unlike those in any other reading guide available. In this followup to the bestselling Book Lust, popular librarian, Nancy Pearl, offers a fresh collection of 1,000 reading recommendations in more than 120 thematic, intelligent and wholly entertaining reading lists. For the friend wanting to leave her job: "Living Your Dream" offers good armchair dreaming books about people who have left stodgy jobs to do what they love. Are you a budding chef? "Fiction For Foodies" includes books that sneak in a recipe or two along with a tantalizing plot. For the James Bond wannabe: "Crime is a Globetrotter" features crime novels set in various locations around the world such as Tibet, Sweden, and Sicily. In the book’s introduction, Pearl jokes, “If we were at a twelve-step meeting together, I would have to stand up and say, ‘Hi, I’m Nancy P., and I’m a readaholic.” Booklist magazine plays off this obsession while echoing a sentiment of Nancy Pearl’s fans everywhere: “A self-confessed ‘readaholic,’ Pearl lets us benefit from her addiction. May she never seek recovery.” Indeed.

A Thousand Days in Venice

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ISBN 13 : 9780786250424
Total Pages : 332 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (54 download)

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Download or read book A Thousand Days in Venice written by Marlena De Blasi and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: He saw her across the Piazza San Marco and fell in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; and she, a divorced American chef, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thinks she is incapable of intimacy, that her heart has lost its capacity for romantic love. But within months of their first meeting, she has packed up her house in St. Louis to marry Fernando--"the stranger," as she calls him--and live in that achingly lovely city in which they met. Vibrant but vaguely baffled by this bold move, Marlena is overwhelmed by the sheer foreignness of her new home, its rituals and customs. But there are delicious moments when Venice opens up its arms to Marlena. She cooks an American feast of Mississippi caviar, cornbread, and fried onions for the locals . . . and takes the tango she learned in the Poughkeepsie middle school gym to a candlelit trattoría near the Rialto Bridge. All the while, she and Fernando, two disparate souls, build an extraordinary life of passion and possibility. Featuring Marlena's own incredible recipes, A Thousand Days in Venice is the enchanting true story of a woman who opens her heart--and falls in love with both a man and a city.

The Publishers Weekly

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Total Pages : 1008 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (117 download)

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Library Journal

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Total Pages : 602 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Download or read book Library Journal written by and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 602 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Real Story

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 504 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (91 download)

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Book Synopsis The Real Story by : Sarah Statz Cords

Download or read book The Real Story written by Sarah Statz Cords and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2006-03-30 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is your road map to the vast and previously uncharted terrain of recreational nonfiction. After defining the genre and discussing it's unique characteristics and appeals; the author describes more than 500 popular nonfiction titles and organizes them according to genre. Everything from true adventure, true crime, and travel narratives to investigative nonfiction, environmental writing, and life stories. Genres are subdivided into subgenres and popular themes, such as micro-histories, deep science, and humorous memoirs. Focus is on the best titles published within the last decade, with key classics and benchmark titles also cited. For each title you'll find a short list of nonfiction read-alikes; and fiction read-alikes are listed for each genre.

Tuscany

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Publisher : Cadogan Guides (USA)
ISBN 13 :
Total Pages : 460 pages
Book Rating : 4.0/5 ( download)

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Book Synopsis Tuscany by : Dana Facaros

Download or read book Tuscany written by Dana Facaros and published by Cadogan Guides (USA). This book was released on 2010 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the wonders of this captivating region with Cadogan's classic guidebook: the medieval glories of Lucca and San Gimignano, the Renaissance charms and murky Medici decadence of Florence, the wine routes of Chianti, Siena's frenzied Palio horse race, the hill towns, Pisa's Leaning Tower-all set against Tuscany's golden landscapes, coastline and islands.

Kaapse bibliotekaris

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Total Pages : 342 pages
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Download or read book Kaapse bibliotekaris written by and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957-

That Summer in Sicily

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Publisher : Ballantine Books
ISBN 13 : 0345513339
Total Pages : 320 pages
Book Rating : 4.3/5 (455 download)

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Download or read book That Summer in Sicily written by Marlena de Blasi and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, accidentally, one summer while traveling with her husband, Fernando. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince’s palace, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia’s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands. How the Sicilian widows go about their tasks, care for one another, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, well-lived life is the heart of this book. Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, That Summer in Sicily, and de Blasi’ s marvelous storytelling, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty. Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily’s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily’s eternally bewildering culture.

Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents

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ISBN 13 : 9780977268207
Total Pages : 820 pages
Book Rating : 4.2/5 (682 download)

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Download or read book Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, & Literary Agents written by Jeff Herman and published by . This book was released on 2005-10 with total page 820 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Now updated for 2008, this annual edition of the classic bestselling directory provides everything working writers need to find the most receptive publishers, editors, and agents for their work.