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 rents houses among ordinary residents, shops at neighborhood markets, wanders the back streets, and everywhere contemplates the concept of home. An ideal travel companion, remarkable insights into the wonder of the everyday, Frances Mayes brings to the page the curiosity of an intrepid explorer, and a compelling narrative style that entertains as it informs.
With her beloved tuscany as a home base, and to the mediterranean world of Turkey, Greece, Portugal, Mayes travels to Spain, the South of Italy, France, the British Isles, and North Africa. Weaving together personal perceptions and informed commentary on art, history, architecture, and social and culinary traditions of each area, landscape, Mayes brings the immediacy of life in her temporary homes to the reader.
In turkey with friends, she sails the ancient coast, hiking to archaeological sites and snorkeling over sunken Byzantine towns. In andalucía, she relishes the intersection of cultures.
Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian LifeBroadway Books #ad - 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. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book.
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. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy.
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in ItalyCrown #ad - 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.
See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy #ad - 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. 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.
. In see you in the piazza, ed, as she and her husband, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions—from Friuli to Sicily. But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country's offerings.
Bella TuscanyBroadway Books #ad - Now truly at home there, the joys of art, and wine, her flourishing friendships with local people, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, food, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. 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.
Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia. 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.
Bella Tuscany #ad - Frances mayes, festivity, and food, 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.
Under Magnolia: A Southern MemoirBroadway Books #ad - From her years as a spirited, whose life garbert saved; grandmother mother mayes; and the family maid, mayes exuberantly recreates the intense relationships of her past, recounting the bitter and sweet stories of her complicated family: her beautiful yet fragile mother, Frankye; her unpredictable father, 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, secretive child, Frances’s confidant Willie Bell.
Under magnolia is a searingly honest, and a thoughtful meditation on the ways they define us, humorous, and moving ode to family and place, 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.
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.
Under Magnolia: A Southern Memoir #ad - 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.
Women in Sunlight: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - 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. 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.
. Who are they, and what brings them to this tuscan village so far from home? an expat herself and with her own unfinished story, is working on a biography of her close friend, an American writer living in Tuscany, 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.
Women in Sunlight: A Novel #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.
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. Susan, the most adventurous of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of staid retirement by taking a lease on a big, beautiful house in Tuscany.
Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary EditionBroadway Books #ad - 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.
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. This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, the pleasures of food, always, would make a perfect gift for a loved one.
Under the Tuscan Sun: 20th-Anniversary Edition #ad - 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.
Swan: A NovelBroadway Books #ad - Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia. When a new explanation for catherine’s death emerges, and other closely guarded family secrets rise to the surface as well, Ginger and J. J. As swan opens, a bizarre crime pulls ginger mason home from her life as an archeologist in Italy: The body of her mother, Catherine, a suicide nineteen years before, has been mysteriously exhumed.
Reunited on new terms with her troubled, isolated brother J. J. Who has never ventured far from Swan, the Mason children grapple with the profound effects of their mother's life and death on their own lives. A haunting southern tale of long-buried family secrets by the New York Times bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun and Under MagnoliaIn her celebrated memoirs of life in Tuscany, Frances Mayes writes masterfully about people in a powerful and shaping place.
In swan, her first novel, she has created an equally intimate world, rich with striking characters and intriguing twists of fate, that hearkens back to her southern roots. The masons are a prominent but now fragmented family who have lived for generations in Swan, an edenic, hidebound small town in Georgia.
Swan: A Novel #ad - Are confronted with startling truths about their family, a particular ordeal in a family and a town that wants to keep the past buried. Beautifully evoking the rhythms and idiosyncrasies of the deep South while telling an utterly compelling story of the complexity of family ties, Swan marks the remarkable fiction debut of one of America’s best-loved writers.
The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian KitchenClarkson Potter #ad - This cuisine transports, genuine, comforts, entices, and speaks to the friendly, and improvisational spirit of Tuscan life. A toast to the experiences they’ve had over two decades at bramasole, green almonds, Italy, their home in Cortona, this cookbook evokes days spent roaming the countryside for chestnuts, blackberries, and porcini; dinner parties stretching into the wee hours, and garden baskets tumbling over with bright red tomatoes.
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. We’ll have as much fun setting the table as we have in the kitchen. Learn their time-tested methods for hand rolling pasta and techniques for coaxing the best out of seasonal ingredients with little effort.
The Tuscan Sun Cookbook: Recipes from Our Italian Kitchen #ad - In her first-ever cookbook, share recipes that they have enjoyed over the years as honorary Tuscans: dishes prepared in a simple, traditional kitchen using robust, Ed, Frances and her husband, honest ingredients. The more than 150 tempting recipes include: · fried zucchini flowers · red peppers melted with balsamic vinegar · potato ravioli with zucchini, pairing wines with dishes, speck, and pecorino · risotto primavera · pizza with caramelized onions and sausage · cannellini bean soup with pancetta · Little Veal Meatballs with Artichokes and Cherry Tomatoes · Chicken Under a Brick · Short Ribs, Tuscan-Style · Domenica’s Rosemary Potatoes · Folded Fruit Tart with Mascarpone · Strawberry Semifreddo · Steamed Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Sauce Frances and Ed also share their tips on stocking your pantry, and choosing the best olive oil.
From antipasti starters to Dolci desserts, this cookbook is organized like a traditional Italian dinner. Four double doors along the front of the house open to the outside—so handy for serving at a long table under the stars or for cooling a scorched pan on the stone wall.
The Umbrian Thursday Night Supper ClubCornerstone 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. There – along with their friend, sit down to a beautiful supper, Marlena – they cook together, drink their beloved local wines, and talk.
. 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.
My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and NowVintage #ad - From the moment peter mayle and his wife, uprooted their lives in England and crossed the Channel permanently, Jennie, they never looked back. He celebrates the café and lists some of his favorites; identifies his favorite villages, restaurants, and open-air markets; and recounts his most memorable meals.
My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now #ad - A celebration of twenty-five years of provençal living—of lessons learned and changes observed—with his final book Mayle has crafted a lasting love letter to his adopted home, wit, marked by his signature warmth, and humor. Here the beloved author of a year in provence pays tribute to the most endearing and enduring aspects of his life in France—the charming and indelible parade of village life, the sheer beauty, the ancient history.