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Every Day in Tuscany by Frances Mayes
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May 26, 2010

liked it

Ups and downs with this one...too much museum type stuff for me, but her prose is still compelling, such as:

At a Tuscan funeral..."From my vantage, only her gray nose was visible above the side of the coffin, a little sail setting out for the afterlife." A little morbid, but wow!


of course, food related, "This dish recalled the contadini, who always used what they had. It tasted as though it had been prepared with a ladle of time added to the pot." I love that!

Recipes included, I was drawn to her love of Tuscany and her people and the way she expressed her deep longing, and I loved her storied about her American 6 year old grandson and his adventures in Tuscany.

Okay, 3 and 1/2*, although I labored through parts of it.
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message 1: by Pam (new) - rated it 3 stars

Pam I agree w/you on this one ,too much rambling BUT still a good read!I loved & still in love w/"Under The Tuscan Sun",my theme for my Birthday Party in May.Loved all the Italian food w/ the exception of Summer Truffles & the Olive oil Tastings_which included Truffle Oil..not a fan.BUT,loved the in-home Wine tasting by a representive from CandoniWines Italy..awesome stuff!Think I'll read her book cld."Swan"next to see how she writes in a different style.Your comment was right on...~namaste~

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