The Land Where Lemons Grow

The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit

Author: Helena Attlee

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141967862

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow, Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious past and its enduring resonance in Italian culture. Building on a life of travel and work in Italy, she undertakes a journey encompassing the sticky streets of Ivrea during the Battle of Oranges, the comfortable gardens of Tuscany's villas and a magic triangle of land in Sicily, where the best blood oranges in the world grow in the shadow of a volcano. She maps the citron's long migration from the foothills of the Himalayas to the shores of southern Italy, traces the bitter juice of Seville oranges through ancient Roman and Renaissance cookery books, exposes early manifestations of the Mafia during the nineteenth-century citrus boom, and laments the loss of landscapes shaped by citrus cultivation. The book is a celebration of the unique qualities of Italy's citrus fruit, from bergamot that will thrive only on a short stretch of coastline, to Calabria's Diamante citrons, vital to Jews all over the world during the celebration of Sukkoth. The Land Where Lemons Grow is a heady mixture of travel writing, history, horticulture and art; a unique journey through Italy's cultural, culinary and political past. Helena Attlee is the author of four books about Italian gardens, and others on the cultural history of gardens around the world. Helena is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and has worked in Italy for nearly 30 years.

The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and Its Citrus Fruit

Author: Helena Attlee

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576102

Category: Cooking

Page: 248

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A unique culinary adventure through Italian history The Land Where Lemons Grow is the sweeping story of Italy's cultural history told through the history of its citrus crops. From the early migration of citrus from the foothills of the Himalayas to Italy's shores to the persistent role of unique crops such as bergamot (and its place in the perfume and cosmetics industries) and the vital role played by Calabria's unique Diamante citrons in the Jewish celebration of Sukkoth, author Helena Attlee brings the fascinating history and its gustatory delights to life. Whether the Battle of Oranges in Ivrea, the gardens of Tuscany, or the story of the Mafia and Sicily's citrus groves, Attlee transports readers on a journey unlike any other.

Cosa Nostra

Die Geschichte der Mafia

Author: John Dickie

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104029539

Category: History

Page: 576

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John Dickie erzählt in seinem internationalen Bestseller die spannende Geschichte der Mafia von ihren Anfängen in den Olivenhainen Siziliens, über ihre Erfolgsgeschichte in den USA bis hin zu ihrem Ausbau zur global operierenden Holding. Von den Regeln, die die Organisation der "Ehrenmänner" im Innersten zusammenhalten, von ihren Initiationsriten, ihren Strategien und Kooperationspartnern in Staat, Gesellschaft und Kirche. Wenn Sie glauben, alles über die Mafia zu wissen, irren Sie sich! Erweitert und aktualisiert: mit einem Extra-Kapitel zur Festnahme von Bernardo Provenzano im Jahr 2006. „ ́Cosa Nostra ́ liest sich wie ein Roman. Ich weiß nicht, was ich am meisten loben soll: Dickies Sorgfalt, Genauigkeit und seinen Scharfsinn als Historiker oder seine Lebhaftigkeit, seinen Schwung und seine Gewandtheit als Erzähler.“ Andrea Camilleri

Mein Jahr in der Provence

Author: Peter Mayle

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426420023

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Peter Mayle hat sich seinen großen Traum erfüllt und ist in die Provence gezogen. Doch das erste Jahr ist gar nicht einfach, und immer wieder kommt es zu Missverständnissen – nicht nur, weil man die Sprache dort einfach nicht versteht, sondern auch, weil die Lebensweise der Franzosen so merkwürdig anders als die der Briten ist.

Kalabrien

Author: Gabriella Vitiello,Frank Helbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783770164394

Category:

Page: 119

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Stille

Author: Tim Parks

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 388897836X

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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Harold Cleaver ist auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Karriere als Fernsehjournalist. Über sein denkwürdiges Interview mit dem amerikanischen Präsidenten spricht man im ganzen Land, nicht nur in London. Man spricht aber auch über das gerade erschienene Buch seines Sohnes, ein kaum verschlüsselter Roman über seinen Vater: "Im Schatten des Allmächtigen". Und plötzlich ist ihm klar, dass er weg muss. Weg von der medialen Öffentlichkeit, weg von seiner langjährigen Lebensgefährtin und den gemeinsamen Kindern. Das Bedürfnis nach Stille ist übermächtig. Er bucht einen Flug nach Mailand und fährt in ein entlegenes Dorf in Südtirol, um dort eine Hütte "über der Lärmgrenze" zu finden, wo er für niemanden mehr erreichbar ist. Wochen später, eingeschneit in dieser abgelegenen Hütte, muss er feststellen, dass die Stille kein Garant für Ruhe ist und dass nichts so verstörend ist wie die Stimmen im eigenen Kopf.

The World of Renaissance Italy: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Joseph P. Byrne Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440829608

Category: History

Page: 797

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Students of the Italian Renaissance who wish to go beyond the standard names and subjects will find in this text abundant information on the lives, customs, beliefs, and practices of those who lived during this exciting time period. • Synthesizes the latest research and publication in the Italian Renaissance era by the top scholars in their respective historical fields • Covers a range of types of people and issues rarely covered in other books on the Italian Renaissance and supplies detailed coverage that adds a social dimension to traditional topics such as art, religion, and war • Authored by a prolific and highly regarded author of history texts, Joseph P. Byrne, PhD, who is expert in the Italian Renaissance • Appropriate for advanced high school and undergraduate college students as well as general readers interested in the Renaissance period in Italy

Sicilian Splendors

Discovering the Secret Places That Speak to the Heart

Author: John Keahey

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books

ISBN: 125010470X

Category: Travel

Page: 304

View: 6223

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"A wondrously joyous account of travel as it should be." –Publishers Weekly A travel narrative that focuses on Sicily's little-known regions, from the author of Seeking Sicily and Hidden Tuscany. From Palermo to Castiglione di Sicilia to Alimena, Sicily holds great secrets from the past and unspoken promises. Tradition, in the form of festivals, the written word, photographs, and song, reverberates through village walls. Now, slowly shaking itself free of the Mafia, Sicily is opening itself up to visitors in ways it never has before. Sicilian Splendors explores the history, politics, food, Mafia, and people which John Keahey encounters throughout his travels during his return to Sicily. Through conversing with natives and immersing himself in culture, Keahey illustrates a brand new Sicily no one has ever talked about before. Villagers, eager to welcome tourism and impart awareness of their cultural background, greet Keahey for meals and drink and walk him through their winding streets. They share stories of well-known writers, such as Maria Messina, who have found inspiration in Sicily’s villages. Keahey’s never-ending curiosity as a traveler shines light on Sicily’s mythical mysteries and portrays the island not only through his eyes but also through Sicily’s heart. This picturesque travel memoir navigates Sicily today and seeks to understand Sicily’s past. In lyrical prose and vivid dialect, Keahey paints images of the island’s villages, people, and culture with careful strokes and a meticulously even hand. Keahey not only serves as a guide through the marvel of Sicily’s identity, but he also looks deeply into Sicily’s soul.