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A Year in the Village of Eternity by Tracey Lawson
  

A Year in the Village of Eternity

RRP £8.99

Synopsis

A Year in the Village of Eternity by Tracey Lawson

The village of Campodimele in the Aurunci Mountains has been called 'the village of eternal youth' by the scientific community, after a study revealed the astonishing longevity of its inhabitants. The average life expectancy of the Campomelani is 95, compared to the European average of 75 for men and 82 for women. Not only do the villagers live to an extraordinary age, but they also enjoy healthy and active lives at an age when many people in the UK have succumbed to general infirmity or the three major plagues of Western life: cancer, heart disease and diabetes. How do they do it? Tracey Lawson decided that the only way to find out was to spend some time living in the village herself. This book chronicles twelve months in the life of Campodimele, focusing on the seasonal cooking and eating habits that doctors believe are the key to the villagers' long lives. There are insights from such colourful characters as Gerardo, who still zips down to the wheat fields on his aged scooter, and Maria, who is often seen chasing hens up the hill on her 83-year-old legs, as well as a year's worth of timeless, simple recipes that will seduce even the busiest urbanite. With full-colour plate sections to show off the wealth of gorgeous photography, A Year in the Village of Eternity is at once a Mediterranean cookbook, a sensible and inspiring food manual and a stunning, unique travel book; a winning cross between Under the Tuscan Sun and Jamie's Italy with a dash of You Are What You Eat.

Reviews

This book is a testament to the eternal values which keep body and soul alive ... more than a good read, it's an inspiration Daily Mail Magnificent ... Passion for food oozes through Lawson's book. Her fresh, luscious prose stirs the senses. Most of all, the book makes you want to cook, and she has provided dozens of recipes to satiate that impulse Washington Post Rich and engaging Publishers Weekly A clever book packed with beautiful images and gorgeous recipes Image magazine Inspirational ... The descriptions of plump tomatoes and juicy figs, of poultry and pork reared locally then cooked using traditional recipes will make you pack your bags and move there. For a long, long time Daily Mail


About the Author

Tracey Lawson discovered the joys of Italy's cuisine and lifestyle while teaching English in Tuscany. She spent ten years as a news and features writer, covering foreign and domestic stories for British newspapers, and edited the food pages of the Scotsman for eighteen months. A Year in the Village of Eternity is her first book.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2012

Author

Tracey Lawson

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

National & regional cuisine
Travel writing

ISBN

9781408809990

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