Bella figura : how to live, love, and eat the Italian way / Kamin Mohammadi.
By: Mohammadi, Kamin.Material type: BookPublisher: London, England : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018Description: x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408896037.Subject(s): Mohammadi, Kamin -- Travel -- Italy | Cooking, Italian | Travel writers | Italy -- Description and travelGenre/Form: Cookbooks. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 641.01/3
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
In 2008, Kamin Mohammadi found herself worn down - by the increasingly unrealistic expectations of her high-flying job in the magazine industry, by her fluctuating weight and health issues, and by her non-existent love life. Made redundant from her job, she fled the bleak streets of London for a friend's sun-dappled apartment in Florence. There, among the cobbled streets, the bustling, vibrant markets and the majestic palazzos, Kamin found a new lease of life. Leaving behind her ascetic diets and compulsive exercising, she began to imitate the ways of the carefree Italian women she saw around her - the morning café rituals, the long lunches - taking pleasure in the finer things. Within weeks she had regained her health, her natural figure and her zest for life - and even a lover or two. At once lyrical and practical, Bella Figura shows us how to make every aspect of life as beautiful as it can be. From how to choose the perfectly ripe tomato to how to walk down the street in style, Kamin Mohammadi explores the intricate nuances of Italian culture, and sets down a simple guide to a better, more elegant - and ultimately more satisfying - life.
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: Femminilita, 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.
"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.