#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND A TIMELESS CLASSIC FROM THE AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA
Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opnes the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.
Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia
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If the parade of art, food, elemental landscape and abiding camaraderie gives the reader a case of eye-ache and envy, the author can only be admired for having worked hard to earn the life and for celebrating it with such genuine relish.Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons... | See more reviews from Kirkus
Rather than being a journal of her days ...the book is kind of a scrapbook: musings on her life and her childhood in the southern United States, art, recipes, tidbits about fruit trees, wine tips and a small travelogue of areas surrounding Tuscany.Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons... | See more reviews from National Post arts
But I will note, for armchair travelers and food, home and garden aficionados alike, that the new book offers another house-restoration story...It features more recipes ... that are clearly delineated at the end of each chapter.Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons...
...the title is a little misleading, inasmuch as the book covers only six months in Italy because Mayes and her husband spend half the year in North Carolina. And it must be said that the book at times seems to be an ode to the Renaissance painter Luca Signorelli...Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons... | See more reviews from National Post arts
In short, there’s nothing new under this Tuscan sun, but that doesn’t mean this book isn’t worth grabbing up and devouring. It’s a love song to Tuscany, a small glimpse of a layered life that would take a lifetime to understand.Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons...
The simple life is poetically brought to life with all the sights, sounds, smells and tastes experieced throughout the seasons. I loved her description of the pheasants who visit her garden as ‘regally feathered fowl’.Read Full Review of Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons...
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