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The Resource Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law, Katherine Wilson

Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law, Katherine Wilson

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Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law
Title
Only in Naples
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lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law
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Katherine Wilson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "In the tradition of M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle, this enchantingly warm and witty memoir follows American-born Katherine Wilson on her adventures abroad, where a three-month rite of passage in Naples turns into a permanent embrace of this boisterous city on the Mediterranean. It is all thanks to a surprising romance, a new passion for food, and a spirited woman who will become her mother-in-law--and teach her to laugh, to seize joy, and to love"--
  • "When Katherine Wilson decides to do an internship abroad after graduating from college in 1996, she is warned by her family and friends against going to Naples. It is dirty and dangerous, she is told. 'The good guys and the bad guys all look alike; ' 'You should really go to Tuscany, ' she is cautioned. But it is the chaos and vibrancy of Naples that intrigues Katherine. After taking an internship at the American Consulate she is set up on a blind date with a young man named Salva. She expects to be taken to dinner at a pizzeria, but instead is taken home to meet Salva's mother, Raffaella. This marks the start of Katherine's initiation into Italian society. She and Salva end up marrying, but it's Raffaella who gives Katherine the culinary and cultural education that marks the beginning of her womanhood"--
Summary
After graduating from college, well-to-do Katherine Wilson left Washington, D.C. and headed to Naples, Italy for an unpaid internship at the American Consul. Though Naples was considered "dirty and dangerous" by her friends and family, she discovered that people either loved or hated the city, and she loved it. Not only did she learn to eat better (she'd been a binge eater), but she was embraced by an Italian family and their chic, well-connected matriarch, Raffaella, who taught Wilson about Neapolitan culture and how to cook delicious local foods -- and eventually lessons about marriage and motherhood when Wilson married her son. This lighthearted, charming look at Italian life includes recipes. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Biography type
autobiography
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10481675
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 945/.7310929092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DG850.W55
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law
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Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law, Katherine Wilson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn916591695
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812998160
Lccn
2015016098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1262745
  • (OCoLC)916591695
Label
Only in Naples : lessons in food and famiglia from my Italian mother-in-law, Katherine Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn916591695
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 287 pages
Isbn
9780812998160
Lccn
2015016098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1262745
  • (OCoLC)916591695

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