Publisher :Crown Release Date :2003-08-26 ISBN :0767917456 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (767 users)
Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2003-08-26 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The beloved memoir of self-discovery set against the spectacular Tuscan countryside that inspired the major motion picture starring Diane Lane—now in a twentieth-anniversary edition featuring a new afterword “This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today For more Frances Mayes, including a tour of her now iconic Cortona home, Bramasole, watch PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! More than twenty years ago, Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned Tuscan villa called Bramasole. Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys—whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savoring one of the book’s dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes’s signature evocative, sensory language. Now with a new afterword from Frances Mayes, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Under the Tuscan Sun revisits the book’s most popular characters.
Publisher :Penguin Release Date :2022-02-01 ISBN :059309784X Pages :305 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (593 users)
Download or read book Evil Under the Tuscan Sun written by Stephanie Cole and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2022-02-01 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nell Valenti is at ease when managing a farm to table cooking school in sun-dappled Tuscany, but begins to feel the heat when tasked with catching a killer, in this engaging Italian-set cozy mystery series. When a wealthy New York philanthropist pays top dollar for a private, four-day ziti workshop, Nell Valenti wants everyone at the Orlandini cooking school focused on the task at hand. But complications abound when Nell’s boyfriend Pete Orlandini rushes to Rome for an unexpected business trip, Chef Orlandini is more preoccupied with a potential spot on an American cooking show than preparing for the workshop, and an uninvited woman sneaks into the villa to inspect Pete’s olive grove. The last disturbance proves deadly, and when the woman’s body is found in the grove, Nell must investigate before her hopes for the workshop, like the olives, are crushed. Nell now has another item on her checklist--keep the Orlandinis out of trouble and the wealthy ziti-lovers happy while she looks into the stranger’s past. When Nell discovers that for one of the Orlandinis, at least, the murder victim was not such a stranger after all, she’ll learn that when a detective goes digging in Italy, she’d better be ready for truffle.
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2023-03-23 ISBN :1473570492 Pages :280 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (473 users)
Download or read book Murder Under the Tuscan Sun written by Rachel Rhys and published by Random House. This book was released on 2023-03-23 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Rachel Rhys is in a league of her own, creating compelling, engrossing historical mysteries that grip readers by the throat every single time' LISA JEWELL 'Rachel Rhys should be everyone's summer reader' CLARE MACKINTOSH ------------ An isolated castle, a deadly crime. Is this real or a nightmare? In a remote castle high up in the Tuscan hills secrets are simmering among its glamorous English residents: The ailing gentleman art-dealer His dazzling niece Her handsome Fascist husband Their neglected young daughter The housekeeper who knows everything and Connie, the English widow working for them. Every night, Connie hears sinister noises and a terrible wailing inside the walls. Is she losing her grip on reality? Or does someone in the castle want her gone? Readers love Rachel Rhys' books: 'Wow! A knock-out book. Very Hitchcockian and Highsmith-esque with a delicious building of tension throughout' ***** 'There is something immensely captivating about the way Rachel Rhys writes and it only took minutes for me to be transported' ***** 'I wanted to give it six stars. The mystery and the menace make this book one I will want to read over again' *****
Publisher :Random House Release Date :2016-09-19 ISBN :0857503588 Pages :322 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (857 users)
Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by Random House. This book was released on 2016-09-19 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty years ago, Frances Mayes - widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer - introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned villa called Bramasole in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. With glorious descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, Under the Tuscan Sun inspired generations to embark on their own journeys - whether that be flying to a foreign country in search of themselves, savouring one of the book's dozens of delicious seasonal recipes, or simply being transported by Mayes' signature evocative, sensory language. Now, with a new afterword from the Bard of Tuscany herself, the 20th anniversary edition of this timeless classic and international bestseller brings us up-to-date with the book's most beloved characters.
Publisher :Andrews McMeel Publishing Release Date :2004 ISBN :9780740747427 Pages :980 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (747 users)
Download or read book Roger Ebert's Movie Yearbook 2005 written by Roger Ebert and published by Andrews McMeel Publishing. This book was released on 2004 with total page 980 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing reviews written from January 2002 to mid-June 2004, including the films "Seabiscuit, The Passion of the Christ," and "Finding Nemo," the best (and the worst) films of this period undergo Ebert's trademark scrutiny. It also contains the year's interviews and essays, as well as highlights from Ebert's film festival coverage from Cannes.
Publisher :Crown Release Date :2010-03-09 ISBN :0307590089 Pages :320 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (37 users)
Download or read book Every Day in Tuscany written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2010-03-09 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: #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—opens 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
Publisher :Everest Media LLC Release Date :2022-05-26T22:59:00Z ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (822 users)
Download or read book Summary of Frances Mayes's Under the Tuscan Sun written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-26T22:59:00Z with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I love the beauty of scorpions. They look like black-ink hieroglyphs. I’m fascinated by how they can navigate by the stars, though I don’t know how they ever glimpse constellations from their usual homes in dusty corners of vacant houses. #2 I have bought cleaning supplies, a new stove and fridge. With sawhorses and two planks, I set up a kitchen counter. I have not had a necklace of dirt since I played Kick the Can as a child. #3 The house was cleaned, and the tile floors were waxy and shiny. We hung a few hooks on the backs of doors, just to get our clothes out of suitcases. We felt prepared to face the reality of restoration. #4 The house is designed like a dollhouse, with one room deep with all the rooms about the same size. The west end of the house is walled off for the contadini, the farm family who worked the olive and grape terraces.
Publisher :Clarkson Potter Release Date :2012-03-13 ISBN :0307953866 Pages :224 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (37 users)
Download or read book The Tuscan Sun Cookbook written by Frances Mayes and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 2012-03-13 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Tuscan food tastes like itself. Ingredients are left to shine. . . . So, if on your visit, I hand you an apron, your work will be easy. We’ll start with primo ingredients, a little flurry of activity, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars (or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall). Italian Philosophy 101: la casa aperta, the open house.” —from the Introduction In all of Frances Mayes’s bestselling memoirs about Tuscany, food plays a starring role. This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, genuine, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures. In her first-ever cookbook, Frances and her husband, Ed, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients. A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at Bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes. Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, the people, and the place, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. From Antipasti (starters) to Dolci (desserts), this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner. The more than 150 tempting recipes include: · Fried Zucchini Flowers · Red Peppers Melted with Balsamic Vinegar · Potato Ravioli with Zucchini, Speck, and Pecorino · Risotto Primavera · Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Sausage · Cannellini Bean Soup with Pancetta · Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes · Chicken Under a Brick · Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style · Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes · Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone · Strawberry Semifreddo · Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, pairing wines with dishes, and choosing the best olive oil. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort. Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life.
Publisher :Crown Release Date :2003-08-05 ISBN :0767916301 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (767 users)
Download or read book Bella Tuscany written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2003-08-05 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites readers back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona—and her beloved house, Bramasole—just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia.
Publisher :Crown Release Date :2006-03-14 ISBN :0767923979 Pages :304 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (767 users)
Download or read book A Year in the World written by Frances Mayes and published by Crown. This book was released on 2006-03-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A CLASSIC FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF UNDER MAGNOLIA The author who unforgettably captured the experience of starting a new life in Tuscany in bestselling travel memoirs expands her horizons to immerse herself—and her readers—in the sights, aromas, and treasures of twelve new special places. A Year in the World is vintage Frances Mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, of memory woven into the present, and of a joyous sense of quest. An ideal travel companion, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs. With her beloved Tuscany as a home base, Mayes travels to Spain, Portugal, France, the British Isles, and to the Mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. In Andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. She cooks in Portugal, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. She rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. While in Greece, she follows the classic Homeric voyage across the Aegean, lives in a bougainvillea-draped stone house in Crete, and then drives deep into the Mani. In Turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, history, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. An illuminating and passionate book that will be savored by all who loved Under the Tuscan Sun, A Year in the World is travel writing at its peak. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia
Publisher :Chronicle Books (CA) Release Date :2007-03-15 ISBN :9780811858786 Pages :20 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (858 users)
Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Steven Rothfeld and published by Chronicle Books (CA). This book was released on 2007-03-15 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :iUniverse Release Date :2021-07-16 ISBN :1663225524 Pages :332 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (663 users)
Download or read book A Tuscan Treasury written by Paul Salsini and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2021-07-16 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "So we became spies. When Maria and I would enter a village we would find out if there were any Germans or Fascists there so the partisans would know if it was safe to enter. Sometimes we'd be stopped, but mostly we just looked like simple Italian women with scarves on our heads and prayer books in our hands. We always told them we were going to church to pray for the end of the war." - From "The Staffetta" "Anna, can I tell you something? After I left you on the doorstep that night, I couldn't stop thinking about you. I couldn't sleep nights. I went on long runs, but that didn't help. I was supposed to referee a football game Saturday morning and I made terrible calls. I couldn't concentrate hearing confessions Saturday afternoon. I barely made it through Mass on Sunday. Anna, I couldn't wait to see you again." - From "Anna and the Television Priest" "A woman was interested in buying Bramasole?" "Yes, and Signor Martini told me she's a poet and a writer. And she's also a professor at a university in San Francisco. Can you imagine?" It was only weeks later when Michele called his father with news. "Papa, the deal is done. That American woman, Frances Mayes, bought Bramasole!" - From "Also Under the Tuscan Sun"
Publisher :Hachette UK Release Date :2015-03-05 ISBN :1408706024 Pages :416 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (48 users)
Download or read book Death Under a Tuscan Sun written by Michele Giuttari and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-03-05 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his dark and fetid prison cell, serial killer Daniele de Robertis plans his retribution. The betrayals he has suffered haunt his dreams until, one night, he escapes. In a small, beautiful village in the Tuscan countryside a prominent lawyer and his wife are murdered. As the police inspect the scene they find nine terrifying photographs: nine women, slaughtered. It is Florentine Police Chief Michele Ferrara's worst nightmare: a case involving the untouchable men and women at the top of Italian society, a dark and powerful cult which knows no bounds, and mounting victims. Amongst a web of obsession, manipulation and violence, Ferrara must face his demons. Death Under a Tuscan Sun is an incredibly gripping and atmospheric work of detective fiction, written with incomparable authenticity by former Florentine police chief Michele Giuttari. Originally published in Italian as Il Cuore Oscuro di Firenze.
Publisher :Lonely Planet Release Date : ISBN :1837580448 Pages :601 pages Rating Book:4.3/5 (837 users)
Download or read book Lonely Planet Florence & Tuscany written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on with total page 601 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Bloomsbury Publishing Release Date :2012-10-15 ISBN :0857731270 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (857 users)
Download or read book Florence and Tuscany written by Ted Jones and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The magical landscapes and rich culture of Tuscany have fostered the inspiration and settings for literature since the works of the great Florentine poets Dante, Petrarch and Boccaccio in the 14th century and has been a magnet for expatriate writers since the arrival in Florence of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer in 1372. With its historic cities and villages; its verdant countryside and crepuscular coastline; its treasury of art covering five millennia and, above all, its long heritage of authorship, Tuscany one of the most celebrated and well-travelled regions in the world. As the source of the Italian language and birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany lies at the historic and cultural heart of Italy, and has remained an irresistible attraction to writers for six centuries. This book is a journey that follows in their footsteps; from John Milton and Thomas Gray to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E. M. Forster, Mark Twain, Muriel Spark and many others.Florence and Tuscany: A Literary Guide for Travellers takes the literary-minded traveller (either in person or in an armchair) on a vivid and illuminating journey, retracing the footsteps of writers who have lived and worked in, or been inspired by, the history and landscape of Tuscany from John Milton and Thomas Gray to the Brownings, the Shelleys, Charles Dickens, D. H. Lawrence, Thomas Hardy, E.M. Forster, Mark Twain Muriel Spark and many others. For anyone who has fallen under a Tuscan spell, as so many have before, this book - the first of its kind - will prove enthralling reading.
Publisher : Release Date :2013 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (93 users)
Download or read book Under the Tuscan Sun written by Frances Mayes and published by . This book was released on 2013 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An American cook and author buys a Tuscan villa and restores it. The simplicity of life and the joy of the recipes she cooks weave through the book.