A Thousand Days in Venice

But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing. “An irresistible grown-up love story.” —USA Today

A Thousand Days in Venice

A Thousand Days in Venice

An American chef meets the love of her life among the beautiful canals and exquisite cuisine of Venice—“better than a romance novel, it’s the real thing” (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it’s fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she quits her job, sells her house in St. Louis, kisses her two grown sons goodbye, and moves to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando. This deliciously satisfying memoir is filled with the foods and flavors of Italy and peppered with culinary observations and recipes. But the main course here is an enchanting true story about a woman who falls in love with both a man and a city, and finally finds the home she didn’t even know she was missing. “An irresistible grown-up love story.” —USA Today

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A Thousand Days in Venice
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Marlena de Blasi
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-06-11 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

An American chef meets the love of her life among the beautiful canals and exquisite cuisine of Venice—“better than a romance novel, it’s the real thing” (New Orleans Times-Picayune). Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in
A Thousand Days in Venice
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Marlena De Blasi
Categories: Venice (Italy)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Virago Press (UK)

When Marlena de Blasi traveled to Italy, she expected to fall in love with the country, not to be swept away by a Venetian man. Filled with the foods and flavors of Italy, "A Thousand Days in Venice" is an enchanting story.
A Thousand Days in Tuscany
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Marlena de Blasi
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-11-01 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

American chef and author of A Thousand Days in Venice moves to rural Tuscany, where she and her husband discover village secrets of food, life, and love. Searching for the rhythms of country living, American chef Marlena de Blasi and her Venetian husband, Fernando, move to a barely renovated former
A Thousand Days in Venice
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Marlena De Blasi
Categories: Food habits
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher:

One day Marlena de Blasi fell in love with a stranger, moved from America to Venice and fell in love with the city. Both a story of adjustment and a description of Venetian manners, her account is adorned with recipes.
A Thousand Days in Venice
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Marlena De Blasi
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

Chronicles the life of the chef and food writer from the beginning of her relationship with Fernando through her move from St. Louis to Venice to marry him, and recounts her efforts to adjust to her marriage and to her new country.

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