Recipe for Life

Recipe for Life

Book - 2010 | Paperback edition.
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A recipe for life should be a simple thing: love and happiness, family, friends and a little food. But life is rarely straightforward...Alice wants to make the most of life - after all, she knows how fragile it can be - and knows she never feels more alive than when she's cooking. Babetta has spent a lifetime tending the garden of her tiny house on the Italian coast, growing food to feed a family now grown and gone. One summer these two women are brought together in a crumbling Mediterranean villa, with the shared language of food and the soil they grow it from. There, under the heat of the Italian sun, or the shade of the pomegranate tree, secrets will be spoken, fears and hopes shared. But life's lessons are not learnt easily. RECIPE FOR LIFE is a novel about discovering how life never stops surprising us, and about how, with a little love and courage, its flavours can be richer than we ever imagined.
Publisher: London :, Orion,, 2010.
Edition: Paperback edition.
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 348, 10 pages ;,20 cm.


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Jan 19, 2013

Easy read, a follow on story of the Summer at Villa Rosa aka The Gypsy Tearoom. Would not read again.

Sep 08, 2012

A book about food and Italy - what's not to like?

The story was enjoyable, but for me there were enough leaps through time and plot to leave me feeling slightly unsatisfied. I will be looking for other books by this author

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Tutera May 01, 2011

This is the first novel of Nicky Pellegrino that I read. It came highly recommended in a write up in The Age last year. Since then I have now read all of her novels! They are captivating and well researched.

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