Frances Mayes--widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer--opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In sensuous and evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. An accomplished cook and food writer, Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which are included in this audio. 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. A celebration of the extraordinary quality of life in Tuscany, Under the Tuscan Sun is a feast for all senses.
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In this memoir of her buying, renovating, and living in an abandoned villa in Tuscany, Frances Mayes reveals the sensual pleasure she found living in rural Italy, and the generous spirit she brought with her. She revels in the sunlight and the color, the long view of her valley, the warm homey architecture, the languor of the slow paced days, the vigor of working her garden, and the intimacy of her dealings with the locals. Cooking, gardening, tiling and painting are never chores, but skills to be learned, arts to be practiced, and above all to be enjoyed. At the same time Mayes brings a literary and intellectual mind to bear on the experience, adding depth to this account of her enticing rural idyll.From the Publisher:
"Irresistible...a sensuous book for a sensuous countryside." --Minneapolis Star-Tribune
"An intense celebration of what [Mayes] calls 'the voluptuousness of Italian life'...appealing and very vivid...[The] book seems like the kind of thing you'd tuck into a picnic basket on an August day...or better yet, keep handy on the bedside table in the depths of January." --New York Times Book Review
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Descripción Random House Audio, U.S.A., 1998. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: Good. 5 AUDIO CDs, polished for your satisfaction, withdrawn from the library collection. Some library marking. You will receive a presentable set. Enjoy this reliable AUDIO CD performance. Nº de ref. de la librería JOY16SUM0814113
Descripción Random House Audio 1998-01-20, 1998. Audio CD. Estado de conservación: good. Abridged. 0553455982. Nº de ref. de la librería 514109
Descripción Estado de conservación: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97805534559842.0