Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition by Frances Mayes

Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition

byFrances Mayes

Kobo ebook | August 26, 2003

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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

Title:Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary EditionFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 26, 2003Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0767917456

ISBN - 13:9780767917452

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Customer Reviews of Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I don't know how she does it, but Frances Mayes's writing is delicious. Her wordpainting drags you headfirst into the story and you feel like you were there. Great!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Watch the movie Honestly, the book was a light hearted tale of a rich academic building her dream home in Tuscany. Not the most relatable or interesting scenarios. The movie was much better and actually had a plot line. The recipes in the book are hit and miss as well. I highly recommend the semolina gnocchi!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this! One of my favourites! Very inspiring and a good read.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Light and Leisurely One can feel the Tuscan atmosphere such is the realistic writing of the author. A light and leisurely read for both of the sexes.
Date published: 2006-06-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Tuscan Sunset? After being a huge Peter Mayle fan and feeling as though reading each passage transported me to Provence, I was so excited to see a book on Tuscany, a place I'd dreamed of going. For the most part, this was a good book and gave some insight into the day to day life of vacationing at a villa (or in this case stone farmhouse) in Tuscany. What I found very tiring about this book was the detail discussed on the home renovations. I even checked the bibliography for a consultation with Bob Vila or This Old House. While it is interesting to read about the transformations of a run down, dilapidated farmhous into a dream vacation home, having to read all the technical details about wiring, etc. is a bit monotonous. Anyways, I am looking forward to reading more about Tuscany and what to expect when I make my trip to the land of la dolce vita...
Date published: 2001-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Under the Tuscan Sun O for La Dolce Vita! Hot suns and cool stone buildings. Magnificent views of noble Tuscan hills, softened with olive groves and vineyards. Add to this the incomparable Tuscan cuisine. Experience all this through the pen of Frances Mayes. Relive her quest to buy and completely renovate a centuries-old villa. In this timeless land, Frances becomes intimately connected to past civilizations — the very trees of the olive groves can be a century old, the churches medieval, the roads and walking paths Roman and the foundations of the walls Etruscan, pre-dating the Roman period. However, it is through food that Frances achieves her affinity with all things Tuscan. Here, one's daily labours are bestowed with a dignity so foreign to our culture. Read this book and find the good life.
Date published: 1999-09-20