Under the Tuscan Sun
By (author) Frances Mayes
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Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Book DescriptionFrances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer - opens the door on a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. She finds faded frescoes beneath the whitewash in the dining room, a vineyard under wildly overgrown brambles - and even a wayward scorpion under her pillow. And from her traditional kitchen and simple garden she creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, all included in this book. In the vibrant local markets and neighbouring hill towns, the author explores the nuances of the Italian landscape, history and cuisine. Each adventure yields delightful surprises - the perfect panettone, an unforgettable wine, or painted Etruscan tombs. Doing for Tuscany what 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 the senses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780553506679
(198mm x 127mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Under the Tuscan Sun, Paperback (September 2016)
With descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, this book intends to inspire readers to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, or savouring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes.
Under Magnolia, Paperback / softback (March 2015)
A memoir of author Frances Mayes's coming of age in the Deep South, and of the region's powerful influence on her life. Mayes delves into the power of landscape, the idea of home, and the force of a chaotic and loving family"
Tuscan Sun Cookbook, Hardback (March 2012)
For readers of Frances Mayes's bestselling phenomenon "Under the Tuscan Sun" comes "The Tuscan Sun Cookbook," in which Mayes and her husband Ed celebrate the ease of the Tuscan kitchen and the joys of the table with more than 125 recipes, stunning food and lifestyle photography, and Frances and Ed's delicious stories.
Every Day in Tuscany, Paperback (January 2011)» View all books by Frances Mayes
In this new memoir Frances Mayes offers her readers another deeply personal account of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since her previous memoirs appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless, unchanging beauty and simple pleasures of Italian life.
UK Kirkus Review » In Under the Tuscan Sun, Mayes and her partner find, buy and begin to restore an abandoned Tuscan villa. The book is full of sunshine, food, wine, local characters and visitors from home. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Frances Mayes
FRANCES MAYES is the author of four books about Tuscany. The now-classic UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN - which was a NEW YORK TIMES bestseller for more than two and a half years and became a Touchstone movie starring Diane Lane - was followed by BELLA TUSCANY and two illustrated books, IN TUSCANY and BRINGING TUSCANY HOME. Mayes is also the author of the novel SWAN, six books of poetry, THE DISCOVERY OF POETRY and A YEAR IN THE WORLD. She lives in Cortona, Italy, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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