Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian Life
If you’re a fan of Frances Mayes and her Tuscan adventures, and even if you read this one when the book came out in 2010, I recommend listening to it on audio. In her southern Georgia drawl, Mayes narrates the third installment of her life in Italy after buying and renovating a dilapidated Italian farm house. Every Day in Tuscany is the third of her Cortona tales, following the ever popular Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany.
Here, she shares stories of the Italian countryside and the people she has grown to love, the food, wine and art she has enjoyed, and the home and garden that have been her retreat for nearly two decades. While not considered a “foodie memoir”, there are multiple recipes at the end of several chapters. I like Frances Mayes, and now that I’ve been to Italy, I think I’ll head to rural Georgia and listen to her memoir based on her southern upbringing, Under Magnolia.