Books by Mary Taylor Simeti and Complete Book Reviews

Mary Taylor Simeti, Author . Farrar, Straus & Giroux $25 (352p) ISBN 978-0-374-27878-6
Simeti offers a delightful, reflective reconstruction of a journey undertaken in 1194–1195 by the Sicilian princess Constance from the dark forests of Germany back to her ancestral island in the company of her cold, conquering husband, the...
Mary Taylor Simeti, Author Henry Holt & Company $15.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8050-1601-7
Sicily's rich peasant heritage is celebrated in culinary terms; street foods, convent confections and ice cream are among the delectables surveyed. ``Simeti writes exquisitely of the foods of Odysseus and the cult of Aphrodite, of capers `trailing...
Mary Taylor Simeti, Author Alfred A. Knopf $25 (336p) ISBN 978-0-394-56850-8
While restoring her husband's family farmhouse in Sicily during the 1970s, American-born longtime Sicily resident Simeti ( On Persephone's Island ) discovered the ``very ancient past''--specifically, culinary--of peasant culture in a maritime land. `
Mary Taylor Simeti, Author Alfred A. Knopf $18.95 (5p) ISBN 978-0-394-54988-0
An American married to a Sicilian professor and ancestral farm owner, Simeti with her family divides the year between Palermo and the countryside. In a beautifully written journal covering one year, she records with an artist's eye the rhythm of the
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