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Sicilian Summer: A Story of Honour, Religion and the Perfect Cassata

Sicilian Summer A Story of Honour Religion and the Perfect Cassata Irresistible and delicious this multifaceted travelogue delves deep into summer in Sicilycomplete with all the passion power politics and pasta of the Italian island After accepting an invitation

  • Title: Sicilian Summer: A Story of Honour, Religion and the Perfect Cassata
  • Author: Brian Johnston
  • ISBN: 9781741147353
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Irresistible and delicious, this multifaceted travelogue delves deep into summer in Sicilycomplete with all the passion, power, politics, and pasta of the Italian island After accepting an invitation to attend a confirmation in Sicily, author Brian Johnston naively expects little than the chance to immerse himself in genuine southern Italian hospitality and, of coursIrresistible and delicious, this multifaceted travelogue delves deep into summer in Sicily complete with all the passion, power, politics, and pasta of the Italian island After accepting an invitation to attend a confirmation in Sicily, author Brian Johnston naively expects little than the chance to immerse himself in genuine southern Italian hospitality and, of course, the vibrant tastes, smells, flavors, and rituals of Sicilian food What Johnston encounters and describes is flamboyant family drama, dangerous village politics, and eccentric local personalities all while painting a fascinating picture of contemporary Italy.

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    1. One of the nicest things about having friends in the ether, as I do via flickr and , is you have the chance to get to know people from all over the world. One such pleasure in my life is a wonderful lady called Mari, from Sicily, pictured here with her equally wonderful dog Dee.I have been to Italy, but never to Sicily, and this historically-rich, famous and infamous island intrigues me. “Tell me what I should read about Sicily that will give me a feeling for the spirit of the place” I asked [...]


    2. I was surprised by the average reviews of this work, which I found one of the most refreshing contemporary travelogues of Sicily I've read. Voluptuous descriptions of food, vivid descriptions of the architecture and cities and towns, and laugh-out-loud glimpses into the chaotic and wonderfully realistic lives of contemporary Sicilian families with its pious grandparents, striving parents, and "I'm out of here" children, as seen through the eyes of a visiting 'voyeur' from Australia. Brian Johnst [...]


    3. Despite the travelogue, the food, the recounting of events and suggestion of colourful characters I couldn't feel the love in this novel. I kept waiting for it. The food whet my appetite for wonderful Italian cuisine and delivered, but there was less affection and passion than I'd hoped for in the characters and story. If Sicilian Summer was a meal, I wouldn't send it back to the kitchen but I wouldn't order it again.


    4. This book reads more like a food and travel log than a novel, but there is enough of a story line that it works. The main character goes home to Sicily, from America, to sponsor her godchild as she makes her Confirmation. Many obstacles delay the Confirmation but they finally celebrate the occasion with a delicious cassata cake. The book made me hungry!


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