See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy

Frances Mayes / Sep 20, 2019

See You in the Piazza New Places to Discover in Italy Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisi

  • Title: See You in the Piazza: New Places to Discover in Italy
  • Author: Frances Mayes
  • ISBN: 0451497694
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous with Italy But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country s o Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous with Italy But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country s offerings In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions from Friuli to Sicily Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 448 pages Expected publication March 12th 2019 by Crown Publishing Group NY More Details ISBN 0451497694 ISBN13 9780451497697 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book See You in the Piazza New Places to Discover in Italy by Frances Mayes Author Release date Mar 12, 2019 Enter to win 1 of 75 galleys of Frances Mayes s new book, See You in the Piazza Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden plea Enter to win 1 of 75 galleys of Frances Mayes s new book, See You in the Piazza Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses the country, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous with Italy But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country s offerings In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to the Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through thirteen regions from Friuli to Sicily Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book This book is not yet featured on Listopia Add this book to your favorite list Community Reviews Showing 1 46 Rating details Sort Default Filter Nov 01, 2018 Randal White rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves biography memoir, food wine cooking chefs, netgalley, travel I LOVE ITALY And until I can retire there in a few years, books like this help keep me sane What a wonderful travelogue of SO many places in Italy, of the sights, the people, the FOOD You can almost picture the scenes, the smells and the tastes It s a long book, over 400 pages The better to savor it slowly, reading one chapter at a time The only complaint I have, and as this is an advance reading copy, maybe it will be fixed in the final product , is that there were no photos The add I LOVE ITALY And until I can retire there in a few years, books like this help keep me sane What a wonderful travelogue of SO many places in Italy, of the sights, the people, the FOOD You can almost picture the scenes, the smells and the tastes It s a long book, over 400 pages The better to savor it slowly, reading one chapter at a time The only complaint I have, and as this is an advance reading copy, maybe it will be fixed in the final product , is that there were no photos The addition of photos would make this a truly outstanding book flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 10, 2018 Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves four stars, netgalley 4.5 starsMayes brings her delectable writing style to the pages of this travelogue memoir guide for all of us who wish we could take two weeks to walk in her shoes Italy isn t just a place but an attitude and way of living, something Mayes makes clear through gently describing the distinctions between one little town and another This is not a book you pick up with your map in hand to help you plan your trip to Italy so much as it is like a first date or first date in a long time with the Ita 4.5 starsMayes brings her delectable writing style to the pages of this travelogue memoir guide for all of us who wish we could take two weeks to walk in her shoes Italy isn t just a place but an attitude and way of living, something Mayes makes clear through gently describing the distinctions between one little town and another This is not a book you pick up with your map in hand to help you plan your trip to Italy so much as it is like a first date or first date in a long time with the Italian way to spend your day Yes, she has the book organized in such a way that you could look up the province and town you want to visit to see her recommendations However, she doesn t cover every little town nor should she, as this isn t Frommer s and she presents them in a well organized tapestry of anecdotes of her experiences there Mayes implies so much about what it means to be Italian and live like one without having to hold your hand to communicate it Read it because I have a feeling you ll learn how to appreciate Italy after you travel through it with her Perhaps you ll even find a way to sit in a cafe around your own corner and ponder with peaceful quiet the way she can in Italy You ll get both story and guide in this book Thank you, Frances Mayes Now I m saving up for another trip to Italy flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Kim rated it really liked it review of another edition I am a huge fan of Frances Mayes The first time I read Under The Tuscan Sun I knew it was, for me, a life changing book, and I was right I fell in love with all things Italian because of her words and descriptions I could taste the food she described and the scents she smelled could visualize the details of her house and her travels I ve read every book she s written since then, and was so excited to receive an ARC of her newest book on travel in Italy, See You In The Piazza.I could never b I am a huge fan of Frances Mayes The first time I read Under The Tuscan Sun I knew it was, for me, a life changing book, and I was right I fell in love with all things Italian because of her words and descriptions I could taste the food she described and the scents she smelled could visualize the details of her house and her travels I ve read every book she s written since then, and was so excited to receive an ARC of her newest book on travel in Italy, See You In The Piazza.I could never begin to describe each place Frances and her husband and grandson experienced Once again, I was transported by her words and descriptions of places, faces, food, scenery, and experiences as the trio travel all around Italy, and not just Tuscany or Rome or even Naples Off the beaten path to places I may have heard of in my reading, or not places I had no idea existed Her words invoke such imagery for me, and me long to travel along beside her and see the world as she does Her knowledge and research of so many details of each place truly astound, invigorate and inspire Thank you, Frances, for another opportunity to live vicariously through your experiences flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 07, 2018 Janet rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves zz 2018ng when i read, kindle, cookbook food alc I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous with Italy But such landmarks only scratch the surface of this magical country s offerings In See You in the Piazza, Frances Mayes introduces us to Italy only the locals know, as she and her husband, Ed, eat and drink their way through all twenty regions from Friuli to Calabria Along the way, she seeks out the cultural and historic gems not found in traditional guidebooks.Frances conjures the enchantment of the backstreets, the hubbub of the markets, the dreamlike wonder of that space between lunch and dinner when a city cracks open to those who would wander or when a mind is drawn into the pages of a delicious book and discloses to us the secrets that only someone who is on intimate terms with a place could find.Tuscany was always a bucket list trip for me until it became a tourist mecca because of this author I wanted to go to quieter places and maybe I can get there before they are over run as a result of this excellent book Mayes gives us a wonderful place to visit and recipes to make to remind you of these places BUT I WANT PHOTOS TONNES OF PHOTOS especially of the finished recipes This is a 400 page book and there are no photos beyond the main cover maybe there are in the actual physical book I don t know but I DO KNOW that I do not want to google each place and look for photos to see if it intrigues me The recipes look yummy I actually made the Lemon ricotta torte for Canadian Thanksgiving today I added rosemary as we didn t want it too sweet and the test sample made in an InstantPot was amazing.2.5 stars rounded up to three it could have easily been a five if there were photos, to be honest It does not come out for another 5 months as I am writing this maybe they can amend the book to have them flag Like see review Oct 26, 2018 Crystal King rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves italy, non fiction This book is a bit of a departure from the other books you might have read by Mayes It s a love letter to Italy, a journey through some of the lesser known regions and towns of la bella paese She takes you beyond the hubbub of Venezia and Firenze, off the beaten path to Modena and Calabria and a slew of places in between I love that she intersperses recipes throughout the book, lending both history and color to her selections It s not so much of a guidebook as it is a book for the armchair t This book is a bit of a departure from the other books you might have read by Mayes It s a love letter to Italy, a journey through some of the lesser known regions and towns of la bella paese She takes you beyond the hubbub of Venezia and Firenze, off the beaten path to Modena and Calabria and a slew of places in between I love that she intersperses recipes throughout the book, lending both history and color to her selections It s not so much of a guidebook as it is a book for the armchair traveler, a food lover, or for a true fan of Italy flag Like see review Sep 29, 2018 Melise rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley Richard Saul Wurman wrote the Access Travel Series from the late Seventies to about 1998 These books offered a quirky view of the locations they covered, filled with suggestions from local residents, and entries about unusual stores and sites that are ignored by most other travel guides I loved traveling with those guides, which always left me feeling like I had experienced some of the actual culture of a place, not just the cultural or historic sites that are highlighted in most travel guides Richard Saul Wurman wrote the Access Travel Series from the late Seventies to about 1998 These books offered a quirky view of the locations they covered, filled with suggestions from local residents, and entries about unusual stores and sites that are ignored by most other travel guides I loved traveling with those guides, which always left me feeling like I had experienced some of the actual culture of a place, not just the cultural or historic sites that are highlighted in most travel guides To this day, whenever I am preparing for a trip to someplace new, I always search for a guide that offers a similar insight to my destination See You in the Piazza, although not really a travel guide in the same sense, reminded me of the Access books Mayes recounts her travels to a variety of locations throughout Italy She is an excellent writer, with a simple descriptive ability that is truly evocative probably a result of her work as a poet I most appreciate her observations about what made each town she visits so unique, highlighting what makes it completely different from another town not five miles away She seems to suggest that this is a specific characteristic of Italy, but I am not convinced I think it might be as much about her attention to detail and genuine curiosity about a place as anything specific to Italy itself I did have a few quibbles however I remember having a discussion with a friend when Under the Tuscan Sun was first released She was uncomfortable with the author s unacknowledged wealth in that book The freedom to travel back and forth to Italy and the money spent on renovating Bramasole was far beyond the reach of the average reader, and that it was never acknowledged troubled my friend That issue is definitely still at play in this book I am guessing, but I believe the average reader might be astonished by the cost to follow even one of the itineraries described by Mayes in this book My other complaint may be a result of my reading a pre publication copy of the book I wish there had been a map at the beginning of each regional section, showing the area of Italy and the locations of each town she visited My geographic knowledge of the country is minimal, and I found myself having to look up each location in order to understand exactly what part of the country she was visiting Many of the towns she names are small enough that maps showed only a small area around the town, and when I would try and scroll out on the map, the town would disappear Regardless, I found this book a wonderful, evocative read It made me fantasize about finding my passport and booking a plane trip immediately I read an advanced reading copy from the publisher via NetGalley Thanks flag Like see review Dec 07, 2018 Stephanie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2018, arc, november If you can get past the immense privilege on display in Mayes love for expensive sit down restaurants and plush lodgings, then yes, you will be charmed and transported by the descriptions of food, history, and Italian life Better read one section at a time, rather than straight through as you would a guidebook SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA would be a much pleasurable reading experience if it contained photos, maps, drawings, and other visual support for her travels flag Like see review Jan 31, 2019 Eva rated it really liked it review of another edition Italy has been portrayed in so many ways in books, this book just brings it to life even Frances Mayes describes the places as if you re experiencing them with her It makes me desire to go there Enjoyable and beautiful flag Like see review Dec 11, 2018 Runner10 rated it liked it review of another edition This is a good resource for someone planning an extended stay in Italy It provides a glimpse of several hidden gems found in Italy flag Like see review Kathy Craig rated it liked it Nov 22, 2018 Nov 22, 2018 Rose rated it really liked it I thought this was going to be of a novel Instead it was a guide to Italy and many of the wonderful places to visit This would be a good book for those planning a trip to Italy I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a review copy This is my honest and unbiased review of this book flag Like see review Dec 14, 2018 Michelle Ogden rated it it was amazing Italophiles rejoice a new travel book is here to help you find even to love about Italia Frances Mayes really brings the small towns to life and makes your stomach rumble with advice on what to see and what to eat you can t go wrong flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Holly Senecal rated it it was amazing I cannot wait for this book to come out so all the people I have told about it can read it.Frances Mayes has a special talent Yes, obviously she is an author of wonderful books Not all authors however have the ability to describe things in such a way that literally slows down your readingWhy Frances Mayes draws you in and plunks you down in the piazza with her The reading slows because you are no longer seeing words on a page but are tasting the food, smelling the smells, hearing the so I cannot wait for this book to come out so all the people I have told about it can read it.Frances Mayes has a special talent Yes, obviously she is an author of wonderful books Not all authors however have the ability to describe things in such a way that literally slows down your readingWhy Frances Mayes draws you in and plunks you down in the piazza with her The reading slows because you are no longer seeing words on a page but are tasting the food, smelling the smells, hearing the sounds of the settings of her booksOne word to sum up reading a Frances Mayes bookMagical flag Like see review Jan 28, 2019 Beth rated it liked it I really liked this travelogue The author starts north in Torino and moves south geographically instead of her actual chronology She is very descriptive and tells some stories about their travels in many cases but in some instance just lists restaurant and places to go I would have like detail in those spots I like that she has added recipes and plan on trying a few This book makes me want to get online and book a trip right now I also like that she included links to reading material I really liked this travelogue The author starts north in Torino and moves south geographically instead of her actual chronology She is very descriptive and tells some stories about their travels in many cases but in some instance just lists restaurant and places to go I would have like detail in those spots I like that she has added recipes and plan on trying a few This book makes me want to get online and book a trip right now I also like that she included links to reading material related to the place so that I can get further information on interesting topics However, I have two major gripes with this book The first is a lack of a map of any kind I know, I can go to google maps and look something up but it is tedious, time consuming and breaks the flow of the book The second is a lack of photos I wanted photos of some of the specific places or foods she talked about but I also wanted pictures of the finished product in the recipes I think these are major flaws that hopefully will be fixed by publication I ll give it three stars now but would give it four of five if maps and photos are added Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me an ARC in exchange for a fair and honest review All opinions expressed are my own flag Like see review Jan 13, 2019 Debra rated it really liked it I read for a honest review for Crown Publishing.I have read Ms.Mayes book Under The Tuscan Sun ,beautiful written like your right there, just like See You in the Piazza You can almost smell the lasagna coming out of the oven.I would love to visit Italy one day and this is a handy guide flag Like see review Diana Keener rated it liked it Oct 06, 2018 Sep 10, 2018 Rhonda Lomazow rated it really liked it Frances Mayes has written another lovely book a travelogue an ode to ItalyReading her words will entice you to grab your passport pack your clothes follow in her footpath.Thanks crown netgalley for advance copy flag Like see review Kelly marked it as to read Jul 01, 2018 Eileen Bones marked it as to read Jul 01, 2018 Geralyn marked it as to read Jul 25, 2018 ReneeB marked it as to read Aug 22, 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        Frances Mayes s new book is See You in the Piazza New Places to Discover in Italy published by Crown Her most recent novel is Women in Sunlight, published by Crown and available in paperback in spring 2019 With her husband, Edward Mayes she recently published The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Every Day in Tuscany is the third volume in her bestselling Tuscany memoir series.In addition to her Frances Mayes s new book is See You in the Piazza New Places to Discover in Italy published by Crown Her most recent novel is Women in Sunlight, published by Crown and available in paperback in spring 2019 With her husband, Edward Mayes she recently published The Tuscan Sun Cookbook Every Day in Tuscany is the third volume in her bestselling Tuscany memoir series.In addition to her Tuscany memoirs, Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany , Frances Mayes is the author of the memoirs Under Magnolia A Southern Memoir A Year in the World the illustrated books In Tuscany and Bringing Tuscany Home Swan, a novel The Discovery of Poetry, a text for readers and five books of poetry She divides her time between homes in Italy and North Carolina


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    1. I LOVE ITALY And until I can retire there in a few years, books like this help keep me sane What a wonderful travelogue of SO many places in Italy, of the sights, the people, the FOOD You can almost picture the scenes, the smells and the tastes It s a long book, over 400 pages The better to savor it slowly, reading one chapter at a time The only complaint I have, and as this is an advance reading copy, maybe it will be fixed in the final product , is that there were no photos The add I LOVE ITAL [...]


    2. 4.5 starsMayes brings her delectable writing style to the pages of this travelogue memoir guide for all of us who wish we could take two weeks to walk in her shoes Italy isn t just a place but an attitude and way of living, something Mayes makes clear through gently describing the distinctions between one little town and another This is not a book you pick up with your map in hand to help you plan your trip to Italy so much as it is like a first date or first date in a long time with the Ita 4.5 [...]


    3. I am a huge fan of Frances Mayes The first time I read Under The Tuscan Sun I knew it was, for me, a life changing book, and I was right I fell in love with all things Italian because of her words and descriptions I could taste the food she described and the scents she smelled could visualize the details of her house and her travels I ve read every book she s written since then, and was so excited to receive an ARC of her newest book on travel in Italy, See You In The Piazza.I could never b I am [...]


    4. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Bestselling and beloved author Frances Mayes discovers the hidden pleasures of Italy in a sumptuous travel narrative that crisscrosses each region, with inventive new recipes celebrating Italian cuisineThe Roman Forum, the Leaning Tower, the Piazza San Marco these are the sights synonymous I r [...]


    5. This book is a bit of a departure from the other books you might have read by Mayes It s a love letter to Italy, a journey through some of the lesser known regions and towns of la bella paese She takes you beyond the hubbub of Venezia and Firenze, off the beaten path to Modena and Calabria and a slew of places in between I love that she intersperses recipes throughout the book, lending both history and color to her selections It s not so much of a guidebook as it is a book for the armchai [...]


    6. Richard Saul Wurman wrote the Access Travel Series from the late Seventies to about 1998 These books offered a quirky view of the locations they covered, filled with suggestions from local residents, and entries about unusual stores and sites that are ignored by most other travel guides I loved traveling with those guides, which always left me feeling like I had experienced some of the actual culture of a place, not just the cultural or historic sites that are highlighted in most travel guides R [...]


    7. If you can get past the immense privilege on display in Mayes love for expensive sit down restaurants and plush lodgings, then yes, you will be charmed and transported by the descriptions of food, history, and Italian life Better read one section at a time, rather than straight through as you would a guidebook SEE YOU IN THE PIAZZA would be a much pleasurable reading experience if it contained photos, maps, drawings, and other visual support for her travels.


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