[Allen and Unwin, 2004] 

A fascination with the rural life of Tuscany finds Marlena and her husband Fernando living in San Casiano dei Bagni, a village of 2000 people. Tuscan born Barlozzo guides them through the seasons with stories and food lore. Of special interest is the chapter “Now these are chestnut trees” telling of the traditional chestnut harvest and the poignancy of the dependence of many during the Second World War on the chestnut to survive.

Reviewed by Colleen Dibley, CAI Executive