Chickens Eat Pasta

Author: Clare Pedrick
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784629995
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Chickens Eat Pasta is the tale of how a young Englishwoman starts a new life after watching a video showing a chicken eating spaghetti in a mediaeval hill village in central Italy. Unlike some recent bestsellers, this is not simply an account of a foreigner’s move to Italy, but a love story written from the unusual perspective of both within and outside of the story. As events unfold, the strong storyline carries with it a rich portrayal of Italian life from the inside, with a supporting cast of memorable characters. Along the way, the book explores and captures the warmth and colour of Italy, as well as some of the cultural differences – between England and Italy, but also between regional Italian lifestyles and behaviour. It is a story with a happy ending. The author and her husband are still married, with three children, who love the old house on the hill (now much restored) almost as much as she does. Chickens Eat Pasta is Clare’s autobiography, and ultimately a love story – with the house itself and with the man that Clare met there and went on to marry. If you yearn for a happy ending, you won’t be disappointed. It’s a story that proves anything is possible if you only try.

Amalfi Blue

Author: Lisa Fantino
Publisher: Wanderlust Women Travel Limited
ISBN: 9780988496910
Format: PDF, ePub
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As a seasoned NYC news reporter and attorney, Lisa Fantino has seen the world and is not shocked by much. Yet, when her world is tragically altered, Lisa realizes the brevity of life makes makes the urgency to explore her own dreams all the more pressing. So, with the burning desire to be raptured, she sets forth to the land of her DNA to explore the myth of the Italian lover. She journeys to the romantic hills of the Amalfi Coast, mysterious Rome & ethereal Venice. Researching un bacione at a time, Lisa learns what lies beneath the Latin facade. Lust mixes with love; friendship mixes with family; and Italian is charmingly mixed with English. Mamma mia! Along the way life's lessons are sprinkled with pasta, passion & molta pazienza, in this humorous true story of an expat in Sorrento. Hop on board as Lisa discovers that true happiness lies within...while rapture, on the other hand, lies with tall, dark & OMG!

To Tuscany with Love

Author: Gail Mencini
Publisher: Capriole Group
ISBN: 193859200X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Can one college semester abroad changethe course of your life? For Bella Rossini it did. Bella Rossini, a vivacious college junior, lands in jail overnight with acquaintances whom she mistakes for friends. Shipped off to Tuscany by her mother, Bella is suddenly thrust into living with seven strangers during one life-altering summer. Meet Hope, the sturdy and practical girl, steadfast in her loyalty to her boyfriend; Meghan and Karen, identical twins with an eye for fashion and beauty to match; Stillman, haunted by his hard past, and Phillip, an athlete, both fueled by competition; Lee, by family mandate in pre-med; and Rune, the Hollywood-bound wild child. All add sizzling chemistry and rebellious humor to the mix. In one whirlwind summer, while uncovering the charms of Italy, they discover both friendship and love. After their summer together, life—and loss—happens. Returning to Tuscany thirty years later, their dreams, anger, secrets, and disappointments create an emotional kaleidoscope. Their reunion sends them on a startling collision course that none of them could have predicted. Set against the allure of Tuscany, with an irresistible fusion of heartbreak and humor, this debut novel, To Tuscany with Love, explores the fear of letting the past determine the future and the power of friendship.

Marcus of Umbria

Author: Justine van der Leun
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1605290998
Format: PDF, Docs
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Readers will delight in this tale of an urbanite who leaves her magazine job to move to Collelungo, Italy, population: 200. There, in the ancient city center of a historic Umbrian village, she sets up house with the enticing local gardener she met on vacation only weeks earlier. This impulsive decision launches an eye-opening series of misadventures when village life and romance turn out to be radically different from what she had imagined. Love lost with the gardener is found instead with Marcus, an abandoned English pointer that she rescues. With Marcus by her side, Justine discovers the bliss and hardship of living in the countryside: herding sheep, tending to wild horses, picking olives with her adopted Italian family, and trying her best to learn the regional dialect. The result is a rich, comic, and unconventional portrait about learning to live and love in the most unexpected ways.

Eat Pray Love

Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747585660
Format: PDF
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The Number One international bestseller, Eat, Pray Love is a journey around the world, a quest for spiritual enlightenment and a story for anyone who has battled with divorce, depression and heartbreak.

A Zany Slice of Tuscany

Author: Ivanka Di Felice
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780993693441
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Taking up where A Zany Slice of Italy leaves off, New York Times best-selling author wannabe Ivanka Di Felice offers us more hilarious adventures in her beloved Tuscany. The tenacity with which Mrs. Di Felice still chases her dream is remarkable. She yearns for the glamorous life of Italy in pictures; meanwhile, she's the poster child for "forty is the new sixty." She dreams of fine restaurants and scintillating conversations, yet finds herself among a cast of Seinfeld-like characters. And while the rest of Italy lives it, the Slow Movement eludes her-ironically, when spending time with relatives in their eighties. The author's mother once said, "Perhaps you are not living your dream but rather the one that mischievous bella Italia had up her sleeve for you-a dream that demands a full range of emotions daily." Knowing how happy Ivanka and her husband are, despite life not always delivering what they wanted, her mother wisely added, "This shows that our dreams are not always the best for us." A Zany Slice of Tuscany not only gives us an insider's look at the many beautiful moments of living abroad, but also transports us into a rarely seen Italia. Funny stories are recounted with wit and affection and don't leave you feeling negative, but instead as if you've finally lived . . . in Italy.

The Italian Slow Cooker

Author: Michele Scicolone
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547487502
Format: PDF
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Finally a book that combines the fresh, exuberant flavors of great Italian food with the ease and comfort of a slow cooker. Michele Scicolone, a best-selling author and an authority on Italian cooking, shows how good ingredients and simple techniques can lift the usual “crockpot” fare into the dimension of fine food. Pasta with Meat and Mushroom Ragu, Osso Buco with Red Wine, Chicken with Peppers and Mushrooms: These are dishes that even the most discriminating cook can proudly serve to company, yet all are so carefree that anyone with just five or ten minutes of prep time can make them on a weekday and return to perfection. Simmered in the slow cooker, soups, stews, beans, grains, pasta sauces, and fish are as healthy as they are delicious. Polenta and risotto, “stir-crazy” dishes that ordinarily need careful timing, are effortless. Meat loaves come out perfectly moist, tough cuts of meat turn succulent, and cheesecakes emerge flawless.

Super Natural Every Day

Author: Heidi Swanson
Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1742702058
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The eagerly anticipated follow-up to Heidi Swanson's James Beard-nominated Super Natural Cooking features 100 vegetarian recipes for nutritious, gratifying, weekday-friendly dishes from the popular blogger behind 101 Cookbooks. In Super Natural Cooking, Heidi taught us how to navigate a healthier, less-processed world of cooking by restocking our pantries and getting acquainted with organic, nutrient-rich whole foods. Now, in Super Natural Every Day, Heidi presents a sumptuous collection of seductively flavored dishes that are simple enough to prepare for breakfast on the fly, a hearty brown bag lunch, or a weeknight dinner with friends. Nearly 100 vegetarian recipes, including Pomegranate-Glazed Eggplant, Black Sesame Otsu, Mostly Not Potato Salad, Chickpea Saffron Stew, Salted Buttermilk Cake, and a new version of the ever-popular Pan-Fried Beans and Greens, are presented in Heidi's signature nonpreachy style. Gorgeously photographed, this stylish cookbook reveals the beauty of uncomplicated food prepared well and reflects a realistic yet gourmet approach to a healthy and sophisticated urban lifestyle"--