A Thousand Days In Tuscany: A Bittersweet Romance (Paperback)Marlena De Blasi (author)
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Continuing from A Thousand Days in Venice, this is the story of Marlena and her Venetian husband, Fernando, as they make a life for themselves in rural Tuscany.
Amongst the many people they befriend is Barluzzo, an old sage who takes the couple under his wing and initiates them in the age-old traditions of Tuscan life: since their house lacks electricity, he helps them build a traditional brick oven in the garden; in autumn he wakes them at dawn to gather chestnuts and porcini mushrooms, and at the onset of winter he takes them to pull grapes from the vines and beat olives from the trees. Beautifully written and richly seasoned with mouth-watering recipes of the region, this book is filled with the carpe diem attitude that so captivated readers of A Thousand Days in Venice.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 199 x 187 x 22 mm
Filled with warmth and the rich and simple drama of a beautiful life. The evocation of country dishes is mouthwatering, the lyrical beauty irresistible * Susan Herrmann Loomis, author of On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town *
A love poem to de Blasi's professional life as a chef' USA Today * 'This memoir of the seasons in a small Tuscan village is rich with food, weather, romance, and, above all, life . . . [de Blasi] immerses her readers in life's poignancy, brevity, and wonder' Publishers Weekly *