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Author Mohammadi, Kamin, author.

Title Bella figura : how to live, love, and eat the Italian way / Kamin Mohammadi.

Publication Info. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    641.013 MOH    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    641.013 MOH    Available
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Description 284 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "One woman's story of finding beauty, and herself--and a practical guide to living a better life, the Italian way! Kamin Mohammadi, a magazine editor in London, should have been on top of the world. But after heartbreak and loneliness, the stress of her "dream life" was ruining her physical and mental health. Gifted a ticket to freedom--a redundancy package and the offer of a friend's apartment in Florence--Kamin took a giant leap. It did not take her long to notice how differently her new Italian neighbors approached life: enjoying themselves, taking their time to eat and drink, taking their lives at a deliberately slower pace. Filled with wonderful characters--from the local bartender/barista who becomes her love adviser, to the plumbers who fix her heating and teach her to make pasta al pomodoro--here is a mantra for savoring the beauty and color of every day that Italians have followed for generations, a guide to the slow life for busy people, a story of finding love (and self-love) in unlikely places, and an evocative account of a year living an Italian life"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents January 2008: Festina lente, or, How to slow down -- February: La dolce vita, or, How to taste the sweetness of life -- March: La Festa delle Donne, or, How to celebrate being a woman -- April: Fare l'amore, or, How to take a lover -- May: Mangia, mangia, or, How to eat and not put on weight -- June: Perduta, or, How to lose your head -- July: Piacere a te stessa, or, How to take pleasure in yourself -- August: Femminilità, or, How style has nothing to do with money -- September: Stare in forma, or, How to never need a gym again -- October: Sprezzatura, or, The power of studied nonchalance -- November: Amore, or, How to find true love -- December: Stare insieme, or, How to be together.
Subject Mohammadi, Kamin -- Travel -- Italy.
Mohammadi, Kamin -- Friends and associates.
Gastronomy -- Italy.
Travel writers -- England -- Biography.
Italy -- Description and travel.
Cooking, Italian.
Genre/Form Cookbooks.
ISBN 9780385354011 (hardback)

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