About the Book
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. (Goodreads)
This book has been popular for the last twenty years! I am just now getting around to reading the entire book. I saw the movie and I have read snippets but this is the entire book just the 20th anniversary edition. So that being said, typically I don't love best sellers.In this case, that continues to be true. I liked this book but I didn't love it. Perhaps because there have been so many like it that they all are very similar. I love the food and the setting and there are some funny parts but overall this isn't a book I love or would read again.
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