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...
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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...
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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. `
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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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