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ISBN 13: 1565125908
Total Pages : 337 pages
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Read and Download Marlena de Blasi book A Thousand Days in Tuscany in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Tuscany. This book was released on 2004-11-01 with total page 337 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 1616202750
Total Pages : 227 pages
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Read and Download Marlena de Blasi book A Thousand Days in Venice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Venice. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 227 pages. Book excerpt: Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls 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; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing.

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Read and Download book A Thousand Days in Tuscany : a Bittersweet Adventure in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Tuscany : a Bittersweet Adventure. This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 9781741147582
Total Pages : 342 pages
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Read and Download Marlena De Blasi book Dolce E Salata in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDolce E Salata. This book was released on 2005 with total page 342 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 9781565123212
Total Pages : 272 pages
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Read and Download Marlena De Blasi book A Thousand Days in Venice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Venice. This book was released on 2002 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Chronicles the life of the chef and food writer from the beginning of her relationship with Fernando through her move from St. Louis to Venice to marry him, and recounts her efforts to adjust to her marriage and to her new country.

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ISBN 13: 0307476731
Total Pages : 621 pages
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Read and Download Barrie Kerper book Tuscany and Umbria: The Collected Traveler in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTuscany and Umbria: The Collected Traveler. This book was released on 2011-07-12 with total page 621 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 0345513339
Total Pages : 320 pages
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Read and Download Marlena de Blasi book That Summer in Sicily in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThat Summer in Sicily. This book was released on 2008-08-05 with total page 320 pages. 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.

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Total Pages : 395 pages
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Read and Download Marlena De Blasi book A Thousand Days in Tuscany in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Tuscany. This book was released on 2002 with total page 395 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 161069385X
Total Pages : 605 pages
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Download To Florence con amore. 90 ways to love the city PDF

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ISBN 13: 8890243481
Total Pages : 243 pages
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ISBN 13: 1616202750
Total Pages : 257 pages
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Read and Download Marlena de Blasi book A Thousand Days in Venice in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Thousand Days in Venice. This book was released on 2013-06-11 with total page 257 pages. Book excerpt: Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls 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; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing.

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ISBN 13: 1610693760
Total Pages : 373 pages
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Read and Download Melissa Brackney Stoeger book Food Lit in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFood Lit. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 373 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 1741752612
Total Pages : 338 pages
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Read and Download Marlena De Blasi book Tuscan Secrets in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTuscan Secrets. This book was released on 2007 with total page 338 pages. 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.

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ISBN 13: 9785458948890
Total Pages : 44 pages
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ISBN 13: 030748940X
Total Pages : 271 pages
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ISBN 13: 1565126483
Total Pages : 360 pages
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Read and Download Marlena de Blasi book The Lady in the Palazzo in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Lady in the Palazzo. This book was released on 2008-05-27 with total page 360 pages. Book excerpt: Marlena di Blasi seduced readers to fall in love with Venice, then Tuscany, with her popular and critically acclaimed books A Thousand Days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany. Now she takes readers on a journey into the heart of Orvieto, an ancient city in the less-trodden region of Umbria. Rich with history and a vivid sense of place, her tale is by turns romantic and sensual, joyous and celebratory, as she and her husband search for a home in this city on a hill—finding one that turns out to be the former ballroom of a dilapidated sixteenth-century palazzo. Along the way, de Blasi befriends an array of colorful characters, including cooks and counts and shepherds and a lone violinist, cooking her way into the hearts of her Umbrian neighbors. Brimming with life and kissed by romance, The Lady in the Palazzo perfectly captures the essence of a singular place and offers up a feast—and the recipes to prepare it!—for readers of all stripes.

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ISBN 13: 1743605900
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