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Dolce Vita Diaries: The Recipes [Kindle Edition]

Cathy Rogers , Jason Gibb
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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A selection of delicious Italian recipes, inspired by one couple’s journey of a lifetime

In 2005, Cathy and Jason threw in successful careers as TV presenters and producers to become olive farmers in Italy. With their one year old daughter and Italian dictionary in tow, they found themselves in the middle of a European nowhere untouched by modernity.

This exclusive low-price ebook gathers together the more than 50 delicious Mediterranean-inspired recipes that feature in the full ‘Dolce Vita Diaries’.

Recipes include:

- Pan-fried trout with polenta crust and almonds
- Onion and sapa tart
- Real ketchup with Italian tomatoes
- Strawberry pannacotta with balsamic
- Saffron risotto
- Fig jam

Synopsis

A deliciously different travelogue

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1426 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: The Friday Project (27 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007346832
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007346837
  • ASIN: B006Y0HEVI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,336 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Vickie Pollard goes to Italy 2 Oct 2009
By Magri
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Hats off to the family for all they achieved in difficult circumstances but unfortunately this is without doubt one of the worst books I have ever read.

I suppose that the staggeringly un-original title should have warned me but I ploughed on looking for charm and insight into beautiful Marche and its wonderful people but found nothing but vacuous observations and................................ well nothing actually.

Have you ever wondered how much "research" goes into a television program? The answer lies in this book. Two media types decide to move to Italy to grow olives. Their level of research is so pathetically laughable (they don't seem to know that Marche gets cold in winter and they both HATE the cold) that if they spend this amount of time planning such a momentous move they would obviously spend about ten seconds researching a TV program.

A more self deprecating eye may well have brought some charm to the description of their adventure but Cathy was clearly not born to be an author. The first part of the book is written in a stream of consciousness email style (including such gems as "(?)") with so much disjointed jumping around an ADD specialist would have a field day. Thereafter there is no coherence or flow throughout the book. So disjointed that we go from finishing the second harvest to living in Earls Court in 10 pages with no substantial explanation but hey ho, that's Hollywood intilekt folks. (Personally I think that the reason was that the physical work was just tooo hard for the little diddums and being ssooooo far away from Starbucks CAN be a killer.)

However the thing that really gets me is how passionless and bland this book is. It is narrated with no empathy, no feeling and no real insight.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Teeth gringingly irritating 23 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
If this couple had taken the time to read "Under the Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes - half of their problems would never have happened and their witty stories would not exist. I'm not saying that they plagiarised the Mayes book but they picked on the same stuff to write about (Priest strangler pasta anyone?) and frankly didn't do it as well. A poorly written book with little new to offer in the genre.Don't waste your money.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very entertaining and informative. 15 July 2013
By oaklea.
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Loved the mix of story, journey and recipes. I want to hear more about Nudo, Rosie, the footy team and the choir.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Am I jealous 11 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was an enjoyable read evoking a sense of place the frustrations and the high spots it made me look up the website before I was halfway through. I most probably will adopt a tree or buy one of my own. Good luck to Cathy and Jason .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dolce Vita Diaries - a gem 31 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this entertaining story of loving and living life, moving continents, family, taking risks and the best surprise of all, some lovely (very successful, when tried) recipes thrown in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Enjoyed This Book 30 Sep 2013
By David
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Whilst I did enjoy the book, one is cynically forced to wonder whether it was only written to flog olive oil and promote adoption of their olive trees. That said, it is an enjoyable, easy to read book and probably best for one of the beach holidays where you read a book and then pass it on to someone else to read. I don't think it deserves a permanent place on my bookshelves!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Dolce Vita Diaries 12 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was a surprise - a lovely story and recipes as well! A life story, but light-hearted and definitely a must if you dream of living in Europe and love food.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Is this company a scam??? 31 Jan 2013
By SPATL
Format:Hardcover
I was given an "adoption" gift of a tree in November 2012. I emailed the company to ask what the gift entailed, and received no answer.

I set up an online account but there is no way to link my adoption certificate information to my online account.

Three months after this company received payment ~ no shipments of olive oil. And no information as to exactly what the gift entails or gives the recipient.
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