The Defence of Troia (The Paladin Chronicles #2) by Neil Port book review

Synopsis The Makedóne army under Parmenion has crossed the Bósporos and is carving its way through the Greek maritime cities of Bithynia with ridiculous ease. The Greek city of Troia is now an ally of Aiolía but has been seriously weakened after losing the last war. Of the cities of Anatole that line the entrance… Continue reading The Defence of Troia (The Paladin Chronicles #2) by Neil Port book review

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Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World book review

The Synopsis A vividly photographed culinary travel book featuring profiles of the stewards of the world's traditional foodways--farming, hunting, foraging, and fishing--along with 40 recipes. Journalist Shane Mitchell and photographer James Fisher have traveled the world on assignment for publications such as Travel + Leisure and Saveur. Along the way, they have encountered fascinating people… Continue reading Far Afield: Rare Food Encounters from Around the World book review

Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes book review

Synopsis Twenty years ago, Frances Mayes – widely published poet, gourmet cook and travel writer – introduced readers to a wondrous new world when she bought and restored an abandoned villa called Bramasole in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. With glorious descriptions of the vibrant local markets, food, wine and the Italian landscape, Under the Tuscan… Continue reading Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes book review