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Under the Tuscan Sun

by Frances Mayes

Category: Travel & Holiday / Travel Writing
Publication date: 20040301
Number of pages: 289

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.

Author's Biography:
Author of the international and New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany and In Tuscany, Frances Mayes has also written five books of poetry and a reader's guide, The Discovery of Poetry. She edited Best American Travel Writing, 2002. A native of Georgia, she now lives in California and Italy with her husband, the poet Edward Mayes.

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