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A Passion for Fruit

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A Passion for Fruit by De' Medici Stucchi, Lorenza, 9780789206305
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  • ISBN: 9780789206305 | 0789206307
  • Cover: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/1/2000
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Fresh fruit provides us with one of life's great sensual pleasures. It is beautiful to behold on the branch and on the table, fragrant and aromatic to smell, satisfying to touch, delicious and beneficial to eat. In today's world marketplace, there are no seasons and everything is available year-round, including the pleasure of eating a juicy fruit from a faraway place or locally grown.

A Passion for Fruit, with its color-drenched images bringing the beauty of sun-ripened fruits to life, celebrates the rewards of lovingly tended gardens and orchards. Inspired by the delicate paintings of Giovanna Garzoni, the 17th-century Florentine artist, Mike Newton has created an exquisite collection of still life photographs of all varieties of fruit. The gentle art of the court miniaturist to the Medici is reflected in these delicious images, from fresh, sun-warmed figs to the season's first sweet strawberries and the velvety seductiveness of the peach.

Lorenza de'Medici, a leading authority on the cookery of Italy and direct descendant of Garzoni's Medici patrons, com

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