This the first book of De Blasi's I've read and I've just put a hold on another one. That is how much I love her writing. It is a story of her and her husband's move to and discovery of Orvieto in Umbria. There are a few recipes at the end of the book but it's not really a cookbook and yet I was learning about food all through it. It is more about the people of Orvieto and how they became her friends. I think it would be best to read her books in order starting with A Thousand Days in Venice, the beginning of the love story.
Excellent memoir! Read like a fiction bestseller, and had to keep reminding myself the story was true!
Loved how Marlena described the multiple layers of Italian dialects and races, and how through the years, some of their beliefs and mannerisms have endured.
Will read other books from Malena
Loved this book! Marlena and her husband have moved to Umbria and this book concerns the trials and tribulations of them moving into their 'ballroom' of a house.
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