See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

Crown #ad - 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. 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 SummerThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco: these are the sights synonymous with Italy. Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.

See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy #ad - 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.

But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings.


Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life

Broadway Books #ad - In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Doing for Tuscany what M. F. K. 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—opnes the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside.

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. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book.


Bella Tuscany

Broadway Books #ad - Frances mayes, and food, festivity, invites readers back for a delightful new season of friendship, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, 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.

It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives bramasole's lush gardens, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, meets the challenges of learning a new language, 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.

Bella Tuscany #ad - Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir,  Under Magnolia. Now truly at home there, the joys of art, food, and wine, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration.

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.


The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen

Clarkson Potter #ad - Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at bramasole, their home in Cortona, Italy, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, blackberries, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, green almonds,   and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.

This cuisine transports, comforts, entices, genuine, and speaks to the friendly, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. Tuscan food tastes like itself. Throw on another handful of pasta, pull up a chair, and languish in the rustic Italian way of life. We’ll start with primo ingredients, perhaps a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, a little flurry of activity, and soon we’ll be carrying platters out the door.

The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen #ad - . Lose yourself in the transporting photography of the food, and the place, the people, as Frances’s lyrical introductions and headnotes put you by her side in the kitchen and raising a glass at the table. In her first-ever cookbook, ed, frances and her husband, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, honest ingredients.

Both cooking and eating in Tuscany are natural pleasures.


Women in Sunlight: A Novel

Broadway Books #ad - 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.

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. Susan, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, the most adventurous of the three, beautiful house in Tuscany.

Women in Sunlight: A Novel #ad - Though novices in a foreign culture, a gusto for life, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, and a fierce determination to thrive. 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.

Who are they, and what brings them to this tuscan village so far from home? an expat herself and with her own unfinished story, an American writer living in Tuscany, is working on a biography of her close friend, she can’t help but question: will they find what they came for? Kit Raine, a complex woman who continues to cast a shadow on Kit’s own life.


Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition

Broadway Books #ad - Doing for Tuscany what M. F. K. This beautifully written memoir about taking chances,  loving a house and, the pleasures of food, living in Italy, always, 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. Fisher and peter mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.

Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition #ad - Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia. 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.


A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller

Broadway Books #ad - With her beloved tuscany as a home base, and to the mediterranean world of Turkey, the British Isles, Portugal, Mayes travels to Spain, France, Greece, the South of Italy, and North Africa. A year in the world is vintage frances mayes—a celebration of the allure of travel, of memory woven into the present, of serendipitous pleasures found in unlikely locales, and of a joyous sense of quest.

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.

Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, architecture, landscape, and social and culinary traditions of each area, history, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader. In andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures. A classic from the new york times bestselling author of under magnoliathe 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: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller #ad - She cooks in portugal, discovers an ideal place to live in Mantova, gathers ideas in the gardens of England and Scotland, takes a literary pilgrimage to Burgundy, and explores the essential Moroccan city of Fez. 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.


The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper Club

Cornerstone Digital #ad - If you loved under the tuscan sun, you’ll love this' red Magazine Every week on a Thursday evening, a group of four rural Italian women gather in an old stone house in the hills above Italy’s Orvieto. Surrounded by candle light, the four women tell Marlena their evocative life stories, good food and friendship, and of cherished ingredients and recipes whose secrets have been passed down through generations.

. There – along with their friend, drink their beloved local wines, Marlena – they cook together, sit down to a beautiful supper, and talk.


Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir

Broadway Books #ad - With acute sensory language, the smells and tastes at her family table, the fragrance of her hometown trees, Mayes relishes the sweetness of the South, and writes an unforgettable story of a girl whose perspicacity and dawning self-knowledge lead her out of the South and into the rest of the world, and then to a profound return home.

From her years as a spirited, mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, garbert; daddy jack, through her university studies—a period of exquisite freedom that imbued her with a profound appreciation of friendship and a love of travel—to her escape to a new life in California, Frankye; her unpredictable father, secretive child, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, whose life Garbert saved; grandmother Mother Mayes; and the family maid, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell.

Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir #ad - Under magnolia is a searingly honest, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, and moving ode to family and place, humorous, or cause us to define ourselves. With her signature style and grace, the idea of home, Mayes explores the power of landscape, and the lasting force of a chaotic and loving family.

A lyrical and evocative memoir from frances Mayes, the Bard of Tuscany, about coming of age in the Deep South and the region’s powerful influence on her life. The author of three beloved books about her life in Italy, including Under the Tuscan Sun and Every Day in Tuscany, Frances Mayes revisits the turning points that defined her early years in Fitzgerald, Georgia.


That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story

Ballantine Books #ad - Here is an epic drama that takes readers from Sicily’s remote mountains to chaotic post-war Palermo, from the intricacies of forbidden love to the havoc wreaked by Sicily’s eternally bewildering culture. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, from her impoverished childhood to her fairy-tale adoption and initiation into the glittering life of the prince’s palace, That Summer in Sicily re-creates Tosca’s life, to the dawning and recognition of mutual love.

There de blasi is befriended by tosca, the patroness of the villa, an elegant and beautiful woman-of-a-certain-age who recounts her lifelong love story with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. But when prince leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia’s grim will to maintain the historical imbalance between the haves and the have-nots costs him dearly.

Sicily is a land of contrasts: grandeur and poverty, beauty and sufferance, illusion and candor. The present-day narrative finds tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands.

That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story #ad - Showcasing the same writerly gifts that made bestsellers of a thousand days in Venice and A Thousand Days in Tuscany, and de Blasi’ s marvelous storytelling, That Summer in Sicily, remind us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty. New york times bestseller “at villa donnafugata, long ago is never very far away, ” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she finds, one summer while traveling with her husband, accidentally, Fernando.

How the sicilian widows go about their tasks, and celebrate the rituals of a humble, care for one another, well-lived life is the heart of this book.


Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life

Berkley #ad - Every trip has been a revelation. Trains are stages, cafés, bazaars. I've watched regions, nations, and continents change moods and I've met more people on trains than in forty years of airplane flights. The only talk show that will never go off the air. Beppe severgnini has spent his life traveling the world, and not just because he's a journalist; he's a passionate, unflagging train buff.

Filled with memorable characters and perceptive observations, it demonstrates--hilariously--what unites us. With the world in chaos and life in perpetual fast-forward, shifty, hapless, quirky, quarrelsome, it's always the right time to hop on board with Beppe Severgnini and meet your charming, romantic, endearing neighbors.

Off the rails recounts some of his favorite trips across europe, each journey bringing readers not only to a different place but to a different time, Asia, to a winding journey from Russia to Turkey during the last summer of communism, to a recent coast-to-coast trip with his son from Washington, and the United States, from his honeymoon on the Trans-Siberian Express in a four-person compartment!, Australia, D.

Off the Rails: A Train Trip Through Life #ad - C. To washington State. Off the rails is the perfect getaway for anyone with a touch of wanderlust, who dreams of escape or just likes to laugh. In this witty and entertaining collection of travel tales, an acclaimed journalist explores his obsession with trains--and what his rail journeys have taught him about culture and identity.

I've gone around the world in installments.