A Thousand Days in Tuscany

In A Thousand Days in Tuscany, de Blasi brings us along as she and Fernando harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms, and climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives, one by one.

A Thousand Days in Tuscany

A Thousand Days in Tuscany

American chef and author of A Thousand Days in Venice moves to rural Tuscany, where she and her husband discover village secrets of food, life, and love. Searching for the rhythms of country living, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, move to a barely renovated former stable in Tuscany. They dwell among two hundred villagers, ancient olive groves, and hot Etruscan springs. In this patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria, and Lazio collide, there is much to feed de Blasi’s two passions—food and love. In A Thousand Days in Tuscany, de Blasi brings us along as she and Fernando harvest grapes, gather chestnuts, forage for wild mushrooms, and climb trees in the cold of December to pick olives, one by one. They befriend the mesmeric Barlozzo, a self-styled village chieftain whose stories lead de Blasi deeper into the soul of Tuscany. Together they visit sacred festivals and taste just-pressed olive oil, drizzled over roasted country bread. In a cauldron set over a wood fire, they braise beans in red wine, and a stew of wild boar simmers overnight in the ashes of their hearth. Barlozzo shares his knowledge of Italian farming traditions and ancient health potions, but he has secrets he doesn’t share, and one of them concerns the beautiful Floriana, whose illness teaches Marlena that happiness is truly a choice. Like the pleasurable tastes and textures of a fine meal, A Thousand Days in Tuscany is as satisfying as it is enticing. The author’s own recipes are included.

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A Thousand Days in Tuscany
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Marlena de Blasi
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-01 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

American chef and author of A Thousand Days in Venice moves to rural Tuscany, where she and her husband discover village secrets of food, life, and love. Searching for the rhythms of country living, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, move to a barely renovated former
A Thousand Days in Venice
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Marlena De Blasi
Categories: Venice (Italy)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Virago Press (UK)

When Marlena de Blasi traveled to Italy, she expected to fall in love with the country, not to be swept away by a Venetian man. Filled with the foods and flavors of Italy, "A Thousand Days in Venice" is an enchanting story.
A Thousand Days in Tuscany
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Marlena De Blasi
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Large Print Press

From the author of the national bestseller "A Thousand Days in Venice" comes this sumptuous, passionate memoir of a life in rural Tuscany that dazzles the senses.
The Most Intimate Revelations about a Thousand Days in Tuscany
Language: en
Pages: 44
Authors: Alice Kimber
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01 - Publisher: Lennex

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A Thousand Days in Tuscany: A Bittersweet Adventure." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be
A Thousand Days in Tuscany : a Bittersweet Adventure
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Alice Kimber
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

On a forgotten patch of earth where Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio collide, Marlena de Blasi settles with her Venetian husband, Fernando, in search of a new life. The routines they establish are not that different from those of villagers centuries earlier. They wake at dawn to harvest grapes, gather chestnuts,

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