Under The Tuscan Sun : At Home In Italy

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...  more »

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Call Number Location Status Due Date
945.5 MAYAdult NonfictionOut11/2/17

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Publication, Distribution, etc. :

San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1996.



Physical Description :

280 p. ; 21 cm.

Notes :

Excerpts from this book appeared in the New York Times, Ploughshares, and House beautiful.

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