A Thousand Days in Tuscany

A Thousand Days in Tuscany

A Bittersweet Adventure

Book - 2005
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They had met and married on perilously short acquaintance, she an American chef and food writer, he a Venetian banker. Now they were taking another audacious leap, unstitching their ties with exquisite Venice to live in a roughly renovated stable in Tuscany.

Once again, it was love at first sight. Love for the timeless countryside and the ancient village of San Casciano dei Bagni, for the local vintage and the magnificent cooking, for the Tuscan sky and the friendly church bells. Love especially for old Barlozzo, the village mago, who escorts the newcomers to Tuscany's seasonal festivals; gives them roasted country bread drizzled with just-pressed olive oil; invites them to gather chestnuts, harvest grapes, hunt truffles; and teaches them to caress the simple pleasures of each precious day. It's Barlozzo who guides them across the minefields of village history and into the warm and fiercely beating heart of love itself.

A Thousand Days in Tuscany is set in one of the most beautiful places on earth-and tucked into its fragrant corners are luscious recipes (including one for the only true bruschetta) directly from the author's private collection.
Publisher: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2005
Edition: Ballantine Books trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780345481092
Branch Call Number: ANF 641.59455 DEB
Characteristics: 351 pages ; 19 cm

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Oct 28, 2017

A Thousand Days in Tuscany. Is it available in regular print, not large print?

Jun 09, 2013

The second of Marlena de Blasi's chronicles in Italy. This book is focussed on her year in Tuscany. My mouth almost watered at her descriptions of food and cooking. The descriptions of the sights and sounds of rural Tuscany made me feel like I was there.

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