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Italian Food (Penguin Classics)
by Elizabeth David

Language

English

Pages

333

Publication Date

February 01, 1999

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Elizabeth David's <b>Italian Food</b> was one of the first books to demonstrate the enormous range of Italy's regional cooking. For the foods of Italy, explained David, expanded far beyond minestrone and ravioli, to the complex traditions of Tuscany, Sicily, Lombardy, Umbria, and many other regions. David imparts her knowledge from her many years in Italy, exploring, researching, tasting and testing dishes. Her passion for real food, luscious, hearty, fresh, and totally authentic, will inspire anyone who wishes to recreate the abundant and highly unique regional dishes of Italy.<br /><br />For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Murder In Matera: A True Story of Passion, Family, and Forgivenes...
by Helene Stapinski

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

May 23, 2017

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<p><strong>“A murder mystery, a model of investigative reporting, a celebration of the fierce bonds that hold families together through tragedies…<em>Murder in Matera</em> is a gem.”</strong> <strong>— </strong><strong><em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></strong> </p><p><strong>"Tantalizing" </strong><strong>— </strong><strong>NPR</strong> </p><p><strong>“A thrilling detective story… Stapinski pursues the study of her family’s criminal genealogy with unexpected emotional results.” — <em>Library Journal</em></strong> </p><p>A writer goes deep into the heart of Italy to unravel a century-old family mystery in this spellbinding memoir that blends the suspenseful twists of <em>Making a Murderer</em> and the emotional insight of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.</p><p>Since childhood, Helene Stapinski heard lurid tales about her great-great-grandmother, Vita. In Southern Italy, she was a loose woman who had murdered someone. Immigrating to America with three children, she lost one along the way. Helene’s youthful obsession with Vita deepened as she grew up, eventually propelling the journalist to Italy, where, with her own children in tow, she pursued the story, determined to set the record straight.</p><p>Finding answers would take Helene ten years and numerous trips to Basilicata, the rural "instep" of Italy’s boot—a mountainous land rife with criminals, superstitions, old-world customs, and desperate poverty. Though false leads sent her down blind alleys, Helene’s dogged search, aided by a few lucky—even miraculous—breaks and a group of colorful local characters, led her to the truth. </p><p>Yes, the family tales she’d heard were true: There had been a murder in Helene’s family, a killing that roiled 1870s Italy. But the identities of the killer and victim weren’t who she thought they were. In revisiting events that happened more than a century before, Helene came to another stunning realization—she wasn’t who she thought she was, either.</p><p>Weaving Helene’s own story of discovery with the tragic tale of Vita’s life, <em>Murder in Matera</em> is a literary whodunit and a moving tale of self-discovery that brings into focus a long ago tragedy in a little-known region remarkable for its stunning sunny beauty and dark buried secrets.</p>
My Family and Other Animals (The Corfu Trilogy Book 1)
by Gerald Durrell

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<DIV><B>The inspiration for <I>The Durrells in Corfu</I>, a Masterpiece production on public television: A naturalist’s account of his childhood on the exotic Greek island.</B><BR />  <BR /> When the Durrells could no longer endure the gray English climate, they did what any sensible family would do: sold their house and relocated to the sun-soaked island of Corfu.<BR />  <BR /> As they settled into their new home, hilarious mishaps ensued as a ten-year-old Gerald Durrell pursued his interest in natural history and explored the island’s fauna. Soon, toads and tortoises, bats and butterflies—as well as scorpions, geckos, ladybugs, praying mantises, octopuses, pigeons, and gulls—became a common sight in the Durrell villa.<BR />  <BR /> Uproarious tales of the island’s animals and Durrell’s fond reflections on his family bring this delightful memoir to life. Capturing the joyous chaos of growing up in an unconventional household, <I>My Family and Other Animals</I> will transport you to a place you won’t want to leave.<BR />  <BR /><I>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.</I><BR />  </DIV>
The Sweet Life in Paris:: Delicious Adventures in the World's Mos...
by David Lebovitz

Language

English

Pages

301

Publication Date

April 25, 2009

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<b>From the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>My Paris Kitchen </i>and <i>L'Appart, </i>a deliciously funny, offbeat, and irreverent look at the city of lights, cheese, chocolate, and other confections.<i><br /></i></b><br />Like so many others, David Lebovitz dreamed about living in Paris ever since he first visited the city and after a nearly two-decade career as a pastry chef and cookbook author, he finally moved to Paris to start a new life. Having crammed all his worldly belongings into three suitcases, he arrived, hopes high, at his new apartment in the lively Bastille neighborhood. But he soon discovered it's a different world <i>en France</i>.<br /><br />From learning the ironclad rules of social conduct to the mysteries of men's footwear, from shopkeepers who work so hard not to sell you anything to the etiquette of working the right way around the cheese plate, here is David's story of how he came to fall in love with—and even understand—this glorious, yet sometimes maddening, city.<br /><br />When did he realize he had morphed into <i>un vrai parisien</i>? It might have been when he found himself considering a purchase of men's dress socks with cartoon characters on them. Or perhaps the time he went to a bank with 135 euros in hand to make a 134-euro payment, was told the bank had no change that day, and thought it was completely normal. Or when he found himself dressing up to take out the garbage because he had come to accept that in Paris appearances and image mean everything. <br /><br />Once you stop laughing, the more than fifty original recipes, for dishes both savory and sweet, such as Pork Loin with Brown Sugar–Bourbon Glaze, Braised Turkey in Beaujolais Nouveau with Prunes, Bacon and Bleu Cheese Cake, Chocolate-Coconut Marshmallows, Chocolate Spice Bread, Lemon-Glazed Madeleines, and Mocha–Crème Fraîche Cake, will have you running to the kitchen for your own taste of Parisian living.
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Hei...
by Kirk Wallace Johnson

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

April 24, 2018

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<b>As heard on NPR's <i>This American Life</i><br /><br />“Absorbing . . . Though it's non-fiction, <i>The Feather Thief</i> contains many of the elements of a classic thriller.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s <i>Fresh Air</i><br /><br />“One of the most peculiar and memorable true-crime books ever.” —<i>Christian Science Monitor</i><br /><br /><b>A rollicking true-crime adventure and a captivating journey into an underground world of fanatical fly-tiers and plume peddlers, for readers of <i>The Stranger in the Woods</i>, <i>The Lost City of Z</i>, and <i>The Orchid Thief</i>.</b><br /><br /></b>On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose gorgeous feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying. Once inside the museum, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins—some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them—and escaped into the darkness.<b><br /><br /></b>Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico when his fly-fishing guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, <i>The Feather Thief</i> is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.
Rick Steves Italy 2019
by Rick Steves

Language

English

Pages

1242

Publication Date

September 18, 2018

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<b>From the Mediterranean to the Alps, from fine art to fine pasta: with Rick Steves on your side, Italy can be yours!<br /><br />Inside<i> Rick Steves Italy 2019 </i>you'll find:</b><br /><ul><li><b>Comprehensive coverage </b>for planning a <b>multi-week trip</b> to Italy</li><li><b>Rick's strategic advice</b> on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites</li><li><b>Top sights and hidden gems</b>, from the Colosseum and Michelangelo's David to corner <i>trattorias</i> and that perfect scoop of gelato</li><li><b>How to connect with local culture</b>: Browse weekend open-air markets, discover the relaxed rhythms of sunny Cinque Terre, or chat with fans about the latest soccer match (<i>calcio</i>, to locals) </li><li><b>Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps</b> with Rick's candid, humorous insight</li><li><b>The best places to eat, sleep, and experience</b> <b><i>la dolce far niente</i></b></li><li><b>Self-guided walking tours</b> of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums</li><li><b>Vital trip-planning tools</b>, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place </li><li><b>Detailed maps</b>, including a <b>fold-out map</b> for exploring on the go</li><li><b>Useful resources</b> including a packing list, Italian phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading</li><li><b>Over 1,000 bible-thin pages</b> include everything worth seeing without weighing you down</li><li><b>Annually updated information </b>on Venice, Padua, The Dolomites, Lake Country, Milan, Italian Riviera, Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Hill Towns of Central Italy, Siena, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and much more</li></ul><b>Make the most of every day and every dollar with <i>Rick Steves Italy 2019.</i></b><br /><br />Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out <i>Rick Steves Best of Italy</i>.<br /><br />
Journey To A Dream: A voyage of discovery from England's industri...
by Craig Briggs

Language

English

Pages

312

Publication Date

February 22, 2014

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<h3><b>Sell up, move abroad, and live the good life. How difficult could it be?</h3><br /><p>“I found it hard to put down laughed, smiled & loved the journey.”<br />“Funny, interesting and hugely enjoyable read.”<br />“I have read a lot of travel books and this one is up there with the best.”<br />“A great read describing life in Spain wonderfully.”<br />“This is an exceptionally well written book and the author paints a vivid picture of the people and the country.”</p></b><p>Craig Briggs dreamt of a new life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. Unlike most of us, he decided to follow his dream.</p><p>In May 2002, Craig, his wife Melanie and their dog Jazz packed all their worldly belongings into their ageing executive saloon and headed off to Spain. Not for them the tourist-packed Costas of the Mediterranean or the whitewashed villages of Andalucia. They chose Galicia, an unspoilt paradise in the northwest corner of Spain.</p><p>With help from the locals, they quickly settle in to their laidback lifestyle. Long, lazy lunches fill their days and lively village fiestas keep them up until the early hours.</p><p>It’s only when they start searching for a new home that the problems begin. They encounter a freelance estate agent of dubious character and risk life and limb tiptoeing through dirty, derelict, and dangerous buildings.</p><p>Worse follows: a brush with the law, a builder who downs tools, a floating swimming pool, and the mysterious disappearance of their life savings.</p><p>Join Craig, Melanie and Jazz along a colourful, bumpy and sometimes perilous journey and immerse your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Spanish adventure.</p><p><b>“I loved this book and found I just could not put it down. I just can't wait to read the next one.”<br />“Well written and fun to read.”<br />“Absolutely couldn't put this book down and really didn't want this 'journey' to end.”<br />“I can’t wait for the sequel!”</p></b><br /><br />
Hemingway's Paris: A Writer's City in Words and Images
by Robert Wheeler

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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<DIV><B>An “achingly effective” portrait of the city that inspired one of the twentieth century’s greatest authors (<I>Booklist</I>, starred review).</B><BR />  <BR /> No other place in any of Ernest Hemingway’s travels was as significant, professionally or emotionally, as was Paris. The gorgeous black-and-white photographs and accompanying text in this book capture the complexity, beauty, and intrigue that Hemingway described in the pages of so much of his work, and tells a story of remarkable passion—for a city, a woman, and a time.<BR />  <BR /> The history, the streets, and the restaurants, hotels, homes, sites, and favorite bars are all detailed here. Robert Wheeler also discusses Hemingway’s torment, talent, and obstacles, as well as his places of refuge. As a teacher and photojournalist, he has traveled throughout France, Italy, Spain, Africa, and Cuba in order to gain insight into Hemingway’s work. Here, through his journal and photographs, Wheeler portrays the intimate connection Hemingway had with the woman he never stopped loving, Hadley, and with the city he loved most, Paris.<BR />  <BR /> “By showing us the Paris that Hemingway saw, walked through, and loved, Robert Wheeler gives us a more complete picture than we have had of this legendary and complicated American writer.” —Henry Louis Gates Jr.</DIV>
Birds, Beasts and Relatives (The Corfu Trilogy Book 2)
by Gerald Durrell

Language

English

Pages

260

Publication Date

October 11, 2016

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<DIV><B>The follow-up to <I>My Family and Other Animals </I>and the inspiration for <I>The Durrells in Corfu</I>: A naturalist’s memoir of his family’s time on a Greek island.</B><BR /><BR /> In the years before World War II, Gerald Durrell’s family left the gloomy shores of England for the sun-drenched island of Corfu. Against this picturesque backdrop, Durrell fondly recalls his family’s disorderly household and outrageous antics, including their interactions with locals of both human and animal varieties.<BR />  <BR /> After a boyhood spent studying zoology and acquiring the island’s exotic insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and sea creatures as pets, Durrell’s budding naturalism would later bloom into a passion for conservation that would last a lifetime.<BR />  <BR /> Filled with clever observations, amusing anecdotes, and childlike wonder, <I>Birds, Beasts and Relatives</I> is half nature guide, half coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.<BR />  <BR /><I>This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.</I><BR />  </DIV>
My Twenty-Five Years in Provence: Reflections on Then and Now
by Peter Mayle

Language

English

Pages

200

Publication Date

June 26, 2018

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<b>The beloved author Peter Mayle, champion of all things Provence, here in a final volume of all new writing, offers vivid recollections from his twenty-five years in the South of France--lessons learned, culinary delights enjoyed, and changes observed.</b><br /><br />Twenty-five years ago, Peter Mayle and his wife, Jennie, were rained out of a planned two weeks on the Côte d'Azur. In search of sunlight, they set off for Aix-en-Provence; enchanted by the world and life they found there, they soon decided to uproot their lives in England and settle in Provence. They have never looked back. As Mayle tells us, a cup of <i>café</i> might now cost three euros--but that price still buys you a front-row seat to the charming and indelible parade of village life. After the coffee, you might drive to see a lavender field that has bloomed every year for centuries, or stroll through the ancient history that coexists alongside Marseille's metropolitan bustle. Modern life may have seeped into sleepy Provence, but its magic remains.<br /><br />With his signature warmth, wit, and humor--and twenty-five years of experience--Peter Mayle is a one-of-a-kind guide to the continuing appeal of Provence. This thoughtful, vivid exploration of life well-lived, à la Provence, will charm longtime fans and a new generation of readers alike.

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