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This is an auction for DOLCE E SALATA: A BITTERSWEET ADVENTURE IN TUSCANY, by Marlena de Blasi.

Amazon.com reviews:

"From the author of the bestselling A Thousand Days in Venice, these are the further adventures of Marlena and Fernando and their experiences as they move to a small village in Tuscany. Another delicious combination of authentic Italian life, food, recipes, love and memoir."

"I loved it. I wanted to be there with them to learn to cook simply but richly to have a wine with the locals to know small village life."

"It took a while to get into this book, but once into it, I loved it. I laughed and I cried; and I mean, I really cried."

"The book is about a couple who decided to move from Venice to Tuscany. It took me quite a while to really get into this book. However, the flow of the story goes quite smoothly near the end. I can’t help but shed some tears at the end. Anyway, the talks on food, ordinary food like chestnuts to something sophisticated like cooking of meat really makes me hungry constantly. All in all, I really enjoyed reading about life in Tuscany."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Marlena de Blasi has been a chef, a journalist, a food and wine consultant, and a restaurant critic. She is the author of two cookbooks, Regional Foods of Northern Italy (a James Beard Foundation Award finalist) and Regional Foods of Southern Italy. She and her husband, Fernando, now direct gastronomic tours through Tuscany and Umbria.

More very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2004.

325 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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