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Appetite

Appetite

Why a Booktrail?

1466:  A lust for life, a passion for power and a taste for adventure…

  • ISBN: B00B5FIN3U
  • Genre: Fiction, Historical

What you need to know before your trail

In Florence, everyone has a passion. With 60,000 souls inside the city, crammed into a cobweb of clattering streets, countless alleys, towers, workshops, tanneries, cloisters, churches and burial grounds, they live their lives in the narrow world between the walls. Nino Latini knows that if you want to survive without losing yourself completely, then you’ve got to have a passion.

But Nino’s greatest gift will be his greatest curse. Nino can taste things that other people cannot. Every flavour, every ingredient comes alive for him as vividly as a painting and he puts his artistry to increasingly extravagant use.

In an age of gluttony and conspicuous consumption, his unique talent leads him into danger. His desire for the beautiful Tessina Delmazza and his longing to create the perfect feast could prove deadly. Nino must flee Florence to save his life and if he ever wants to see his beloved again, he must entrust himself entirely to the tender mercies of fortune.

Travel Guide

BookTrail your way around culinary Florence

This is the kind of booktrail to expect – as this little snippet of a tour of the moutains and Cutigliano shows:

“It’s just cheese from the Pistoiese Mountains. It has that taste.”
“Tell me.”
“The sheep eat the grass, and their milk tastes like what they eat,” I explained patiently. “There are certain kinds of wild flowers that grow on the hills around Cutigliano, I suppose, and they flavor the cheese. There’s something a little bitter- someone told me there are a lot of gentians up there. Then they age the cheeses on spruce boards, and you can taste that.”
“Can you?”
“Yes. It’s strong.” I took a bite and smacked my lips. “Like pitch.”

 

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Appetite

Destination/location: Florence  Author/guide: Philip Kazan   Departure Time: 1466

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