Books by Marlena de Blasi

Marlena de Blasi, who has worked as a chef and a food and wine consultant, lives in Italy, where she assembles and conducts gastronomic tours of the various regions. She is the author of two previous memoirs as well as three books on the foods of Italy.


THAT SUMMER IN SICILY by Marlena de Blasi
NON-FICTION
Released: May 20, 2008

"Swift, sinuous, deep and brimming with cultural artifacts."
From de Blasi (The Lady in the Palazzo, 2007, etc.), a fragrant tale of life and love in the mountains of Sicily. Read full book review >
THE LADY IN THE PALAZZO by Marlena de Blasi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 26, 2007

"Delicious."
A third sumptuous volume about the author's quest to find a home in Italy. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 5, 2004

"An object lesson in living fully from a genuine sensualist unabashed by her emotions."
Another savory slice of de Blasi's life (A Thousand Days in Venice, 2002, etc.), this one chronicling her move south to a small Tuscan town. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2002

"Love stories are easy targets, but no one will scoff at the genuine and cheering affection depicted so generously here."
A luxurious story of sudden love, done properly, from cook/journalist de Blasi (Regional Foods of Northern Italy, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >