Every Day in Tuscany

Every Day in Tuscany

Seasons of An Italian Life

Book - 2010 | 1st ed.
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In this sequel to her New York Times bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany , the celebrated "bard of Tuscany" ( New York Times ) lyrically chronicles her continuing, two decades-long love affair with Tuscany's people, art, cuisine, and lifestyle.
Frances Mayes offers her readers a deeply personal memoir of her present-day life in Tuscany, encompassing both the changes she has experienced since Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany appeared, and sensuous, evocative reflections on the timeless beauty and vivid pleasures of Italian life. Among the themes Mayes explores are how her experience of Tuscany dramatically expanded when she renovated and became a part-time resident of a 13th century house with a stone roof in the mountains above Cortona, how life in the mountains introduced her to a "wilder" side of Tuscany--and with it a lively  engagement with Tuscany's mountain people. Throughout, she reveals the concrete joys of life in her adopted hill town, with particular attention to life in the piazza, the art of Luca Signorelli (Renaissance painter from Cortona), and the pastoral pleasures of feasting from her garden.  Moving always toward a deeper engagement, Mayes writes of Tuscan icons that have become for her storehouses of memory, of crucible moments from which bigger ideas emerged, and of the writing life she has enjoyed in the room where Under the Tuscan Sun began.
With more on the pleasures of life at Bramasole , the delights and challenges of living in Italy day-to-day and favorite recipes, Every Day in Tuscany is a passionate and inviting account of the richness and complexity of Italian life.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767929820
Branch Call Number: 945.5
Characteristics: xii, 306 p. ; 22 cm.


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HCL_staff_reviews Apr 11, 2019

Mayes takes us back to her beloved Bramasole for another look at Cortona (20 years after "Under the Tuscan Sun"). She and her husband have also purchased and are restoring a hermitage, and it is wonderful to read the descriptions of local food and wildlife. — Meg K., Communications

Oct 11, 2011

Frances Mayes writes poetry as prose , no doubt ! And she's in love with Luca Signorelli ! Again , I loved it !

Jun 01, 2011

This is another of Frances Mayes’s delightful, evocative books about her life in Tuscany. It is a rhapsody on the daily life of the area, focussed on food, friends, art and revelling in life; the joy of being. As always, the language is beautiful.

Jun 04, 2010

Her books make me want to pack up and move myself to Tuscany to experience it all for myself.

The best thing about this book is the recipes that are included at the end of some of the chapters. I've copied all of them and can't wait to try them!


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