Honey from a Weed

Author: Patience Gray
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 1558215433
Release Date: 1997-03-01
Genre: Cooking

A literary memoir of life, food, and travel in the Mediterranean.

Travelling Europe

Author: Gail Mobley
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443879781
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Genre: Electronic books

Currently the borders that delineate both physical and ideological spaces are constantly shifting within and around Europe. Given this, in 2014 the Graduate Centre for Europe (GCfE) decided to dedicate their annual conference to the theme of travel and tourism in Europe. This collection consists of the papers accepted for presentation as part of the 8th annual conference of the GCfE. The yearly colloquium provides an opportunity for postgraduates across a variety of academic backgrounds to en ...

Fasting and Feasting

Author: Adam Federman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603586092
Release Date: 2017-08-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A New York Times Notable Book for 2017--Now in Paperback For more than thirty years, Patience Gray—author of the celebrated cookbook Honey from a Weed—lived in a remote area of Puglia in southernmost Italy. She lived without electricity, modern plumbing, or a telephone, grew much of her own food, and gathered and ate wild plants alongside her neighbors in this economically impoverished region. She was fond of saying that she wrote only for herself and her friends, yet her growing reputation brought a steady stream of international visitors to her door. This simple and isolated life she chose for herself may help explain her relative obscurity when compared to the other great food writers of her time: M. F. K. Fisher, Elizabeth David, and Julia Child. So it is not surprising that when Gray died in 2005, the BBC described her as an “almost forgotten culinary star.” Yet her influence, particularly among chefs and other food writers, has had a lasting and profound effect on the way we view and celebrate good food and regional cuisines. Gray’s prescience was unrivaled: She wrote about what today we would call the Slow Food movement—from foraging to eating locally—long before it became part of the cultural mainstream. Imagine if Michael Pollan or Barbara Kingsolver had spent several decades living among Italian, Greek, and Catalan peasants, recording their recipes and the significance of food and food gathering to their way of life. In Fasting and Feasting, biographer Adam Federman tells the remarkable—and until now untold—life story of Patience Gray: from her privileged and intellectual upbringing in England, to her trials as a single mother during World War II, to her career working as a designer, editor, translator, and author, and describing her travels and culinary adventures in later years. A fascinating and spirited woman, Patience Gray was very much a part of her times but very clearly ahead of them.

Tuscany and Umbria The Collected Traveler

Author: Barrie Kerper
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307476739
Release Date: 2011-07-12
Genre: Travel

This unique guide to one of today’s hottest tourist destinations combines fascinating articles by a wide variety of writers, woven throughout with the editor’s own indispensable advice and opinions—providing in one package an unparalleled experience of an extraordinary place. This edition on Tuscany and Umbria features: ● Articles, interviews, recipes, and quotes from writers, visitors, residents, and experts on the region, including Frances Mayes, Mario Batali, Erica Jong, Barbara Ohrbach, Faith Willinger, and David Leavitt. ● In-depth pieces about Florence and the hill towns of Tuscany and Umbria that illuminate the simple pleasures of local cuisine, the dazzling art treasures of the Uffizi, the civilized wilderness of Tuscan back roads, the many varieties of olive oil, the endearing quirks of the Italian character, and much more. ● Enticing recommendations for further reading, including novels, histories, memoirs, coookbooks, and guidebooks. ● An A–Z Miscellany of concise and entertaining information on everything from biscotti to Super-Tuscan wine, from the history of the Medicis to traveling with children. ● Spotlights on unusual shops, restaurants, hotels, and experiences not to be missed. ● More than a hundred black-and-white photographs and illustrations. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author: Angela Carter
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0099222817
Release Date: 1993
Genre: English prose

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCK Angela Carter was one of the most important and influential writers of our time: a novelist of extraordinary power and a searching critic and essayist.This selection of her writing, which she made herself, covers more than a decade of her thought and ranges over a diversity of subjects giving a true measure of the wide focus of her interests: the brothers Grimm; William Burroughs; food writing, Elizbaeth David; British writing: American writing; sexuality, from Josephine Baker to the history of the corset; and appreciations of the work of Joyce and Christina Stead.

Kirkus Reviews

ISBN: UOM:39015064546693
Release Date: 1987
Genre: American literature

A Body of Water

Author: Beverley Farmer
ISBN: IND:30000038762815
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Biographical fiction

Paperback edition of five short stories written in 1987 plus the writer's thoughts and details of her activities recorded in journal form for that year. First published early in 1990.


Author: David Young
ISBN: UOM:39015048941051
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Cooking

David Young combines autobiography, poetry, nature writing, and food writing in a book that celebrates life without denying its losses and mysteries. Organized by the months of the year, Seasoning traces the passing of time and the cycles of loss and renewal, meditating on the human place in the natural world. Set in northeastern Ohio, where the author has lived and worked for close to forty years, Seasoning demonstrates that an "unremarkable" place - no grand scenery, no special claims to beauty - can be the perfect setting in which to learn about animals, plants, food, geology, history, weather, and time. Coming to terms with place and time, and connecting them, the author suggests, may be our true task in life. Among the many distinctive Features of this book are the recipes, arranged seasonally and revealing Young's preference for natural foods prepared with care.

Library Journal

Author: Melvil Dewey
ISBN: 03630277
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Celebrating Italy

Author: Carol Field
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
ISBN: IND:30000000737464
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Social Science

A culinary tour explores Italy from the Austrian Merano in the north to Sicily in the south, stopping for thirty-five feasts along the way