Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-08-26
ISBN 10: 0767917456
ISBN 13: 9780767917452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Tuscan Sun Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “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 The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! 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

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-08-26
ISBN 10: 0767917456
ISBN 13: 9780767917452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Tuscan Sun Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “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 The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! 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

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 287
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0553506676
ISBN 13: 9780553506679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Tuscan Sun Book Review:

Frances 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.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN 10: 0857503588
ISBN 13: 9780857503589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Tuscan Sun Book Review:

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.

Bella Tuscany

Bella Tuscany
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2003-08-05
ISBN 10: 0767916301
ISBN 13: 9780767916301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bella Tuscany Book Review:

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.

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook
Author: Frances Mayes,Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes
Publsiher: Clarkson Potter
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307885283
ISBN 13: 9780307885289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Book Review:

The creators of Bringing Tuscany Home present a collection of recipes that celebrate Tuscany's rustic culinary tradition of simplicity while sharing evocative stories about the people with whom they have enjoyed garden-fresh and sumptuous meals.

See You in the Piazza

See You in the Piazza
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0451497716
ISBN 13: 9780451497710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

See You in the Piazza Book Review:

The bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisine. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! “Reading this book is a vacation in itself.”—The New York Times Book Review (Best Travel Books of the Summer) The Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings. In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions—from Friuli to Sicily. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks. Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book—and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.

Death under a Tuscan Sun

Death under a Tuscan Sun
Author: Michele Giuttari
Publsiher: Abacus
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-04-07
ISBN 10: 9780349140605
ISBN 13: 034914060X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death under a Tuscan Sun Book Review:

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.

Under Magnolia

Under Magnolia
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0307885925
ISBN 13: 9780307885920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Magnolia Book Review:

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"

Every Day in Tuscany

Every Day in Tuscany
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9780767929820
ISBN 13: 0767929829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Every Day in Tuscany Book Review:

A recipe-complemented work continues the author's tribute to the region of Tuscany and its people, tracing the course of a year during which she renovated a thirteenth-century house in the mountains above Cortona.

In Tuscany

In Tuscany
Author: Frances Mayes,Edward Kleinschmidt Mayes,Bob Krist
Publsiher: Broadway
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780767905350
ISBN 13: 0767905350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Tuscany Book Review:

Text and photographs celebrate Tuscany's feasts, festivals, food, wine, people, and culture.

Women in Sunlight

Women in Sunlight
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 9780525574361
ISBN 13: 0525574360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Sunlight Book Review:

Too Much Tuscan Sun

Too Much Tuscan Sun
Author: Dario Castagno,Robert Rodi
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN 10: 0762751614
ISBN 13: 9780762751617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Much Tuscan Sun Book Review:

Over the past several years, "the American in Tuscany" has become a literary subgenre. Launched by the phenomenal success of Frances Mayes's Under the Tuscan Sun, bookstores now burgeon with nimble, witty accounts of this clash in cultures-Americans trying to do American things in Italy and bumping against a brick wall of tradition. Too Much Tuscan Sun is Dario's, a Tuscan guide whose client base is predominantly American, account of some of his more remarkable customers, from the obsessive and the oblivious to the downright lunatic.

Frances Mayes Always Italy

Frances Mayes Always Italy
Author: Frances Mayes,Ondine Cohane
Publsiher: National Geographic
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 142622091X
ISBN 13: 9781426220913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frances Mayes Always Italy Book Review:

The world's favorite expert on la dolce vita (Under the Tuscan Sun author) guides readers through Italy's iconic regions, replete with lavish National Geographic images. This lush guide, featuring more than 350 glorious photographs from National Geographic, showcases the best Italy has to offer from the perspective of two women who have spent their lives reveling in its unique joys. In these illuminating pages, Frances Mayes, the author of Under the Tuscan Sun and many other bestsellers, and New York Times travel writer Ondine Cohane reveal an Italy that only the locals know, filled with top destinations and unforgettable travel experiences in every region. From the colorful coastline of Cinque Terre and the quiet ports of the Aeolian Islands to the Renaissance architecture of Florence and the best pizza in Rome, every section features insider secrets and off-the-beaten-path recommendations (for example, a little restaurant in Piedmont known for its tajarin, a pasta that is the perfect bed for the region's celebrated truffles). Here are the best places to stay, eat, and tour, paired with the rich history of each city, hillside town, and unique terrain. Along the way, you'll make stops at the country's hidden gems--art galleries, local restaurants, little-known hiking trails, spas, and premier spots for R&R. Inspiring and utterly unique, this vivid treasury is a must-have for anyone who wants to experience the best of Italy.

Under a Tuscan Sky

Under a Tuscan Sky
Author: Karen Aldous
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-06-14
ISBN 10: 0008239142
ISBN 13: 9780008239145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under a Tuscan Sky Book Review:

‘A sumptuous story.’ Rachel’s Random Reads (top 500 Amazon reviewer) Escape to Tuscany this summer with Karen Aldous’s brilliantly uplifting read. A summer she’ll never forget...

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:650380816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Tuscan Sun Book Review:

Swan

Swan
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 0767902866
ISBN 13: 9780767902861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Swan Book Review:

When the body of her mother, a suicide nineteen years earlier, is mysteriously exhumed, Ginger Mason returns to her small Georgia hometown and is reunited with her reclusive brother as dark secrets about their family begin to surface.

A Year in the World

A Year in the World
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-03-14
ISBN 10: 0767923979
ISBN 13: 9780767923972
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year in the World Book Review:

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

Women in Sunlight

Women in Sunlight
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 0451497678
ISBN 13: 9780451497673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Sunlight Book Review:

The story of four American strangers who bond in Italy and change their lives over the course of an exceptional year, from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Don't miss Frances Mayes in PBS's Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? An expat herself and with her own unfinished story, she can't help but question: will they find what they came for? Kit Raine, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit's own life. Her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women--Julia, Camille, and Susan--all of whom have launched a recent and spontaneous friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany. Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a gusto for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. But how? With Kit's friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten--and with drastic and unforeseeable results.

Bringing Tuscany Home

Bringing Tuscany Home
Author: Frances Mayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781840914283
ISBN 13: 1840914289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bringing Tuscany Home Book Review:

In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances Mayes helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to: Choose a Tuscan colour palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue; Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terracotta urns among the herbs and flowers.. Make prime finds at their local antique markets - and to truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included. Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage linens; Enjoy the abundant flavours and easy simplicity of the Tuscan kitchen, with details on everything from olive oil and vin santo to pici and gnocchi, plus special, homegrown menus and recipes.