Two new books will be joining the National Geographic library this spring that celebrates green living and the beauty of Italy.
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- This spring National Geographic is publishing two exciting books for fans of green living and travel.
- These inspiring and informative titles will give readers tips and tricks to transform their home life; and helpful hints on how to experience the best of Italy.
- Both books are available for pre-order on Amazon and will arrive in late March:
Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living
- Packed with delicious recipes, natural remedies, gardening tips and crafts, Attainable Sustainable: The Lost Art of Self-Reliant Living makes green living accessible to all.
- In this essential guide, eco-expert Kris Bordessa compiles new tricks and top tips based on her beloved blog, Attainable Sustainable — including the number-one secret to living naturally (Hint: It’s all about attitude!).
- Filled with 350 color photographs, 50 recipes and 75+ DIY projects, this comprehensive home reference contains modern know-how for getting back to basics — whether you live in the city, the country or the suburbs.
- Guided by step-by-step photos and Bordessa’s contagious good humor, you’ll learn earth-friendly lifestyle tips, including how to start your own garden, make your own cleaning supplies and plant heirloom vegetables you can’t find at the supermarket.
- With a little flour in your hair and wear and tear on your hiking boots, you’ll also learn how to cook from scratch, improve your health and practice essential wilderness skills.
- This indispensable handbook guides readers how to best care for yourself, your family and the planet in six chapters:
- Eat – Cooking and baking from scratch as well as canning, pickling and fermenting foods
- Make – Step-by-step instructions for budget-friendly crafts that will bring out your inner pioneer
- Clean – Making your own soap and bath products as well as herbal medicine and nontoxic pest control
- Grow – Everything you need to know about gardening, no matter your space and climate
- Farm – How to cultivate an orchard and raise small animals and bees in the backyard
- Trek – Basic bushcraft, such as cooking on an open fire, foraging wild plants, tracking wildlife and tapping trees for maple syrup
- Filled with small, actionable steps, Attainable Sustainable will help readers take control of their impact on the planet — and bridge the gap between wanting and making change.
- Hardcover; 320 pages; $35.00
- Available: March 24, 2020
About Kris Bordessa:
- For much of her adult life, Kris Bordessa has been working diligently to live a greener, more self-reliant lifestyle.
- In 2011 she founded attainable-sustainable.net, which reaches millions via Pinterest, Facebook and an email newsletter.
- Bordessa lives in Hawaii with her husband, two sons, an abundant vegetable garden and a menagerie of farm animals.
- In this lavishly illustrated guide, international bestselling author Frances Mayes teams up with New York Times travel writer Ondine Cohane to reveal the inside secrets of a magical country.
- Featuring all 20 iconic regions, Always Italy reveals the best places to stay, eat and tour, paired with the rich history of each city, hillside town and unique terrain.
- Filled with authentic insights and tried-and-true recommendations, Mayes and Cohane offer the ultimate insider’s tour of Italy’s little-known gems, off-the-beaten-path destinations and one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are the country’s most alluring cities, beaches, vineyards, hotels, hiking trails, galleries, spas and cuisine, illustrated with more than 300 glorious photographs.
- No matter which part of Italy appeals, this utterly unique and comprehensive guidebook holds an array of insider recommendations, including:
- The best beach on the colorful coastline of Cinque Terre
- Modena’s most talented gelato wizard
- Hidden gems in the quiet ports of the Aeolian Islands
- A breathtaking hiking trail in Sicily
- The best pizza in Rome
- Must-see Renaissance architecture in Florence
- The restaurant with the best tajarin pasta in Piedmont
- The perfect gift for armchair travelers or those planning their next vacation, Always Italy is the ultimate guide to experiencing la dolce vita.
- Hardcover; 416 pages; 375 photographs; $35.00
- Available: March 31, 2020
About the Authors:
- Mayes is the author of See You in the Piazza and four bestsellers:
- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Bella Tuscany
- Every Day in Tuscany
- In Tuscany
- All are about taking chances, living in Italy and the “voluptuousness of Italian life.”
- A widely published poet and essayist, Mayes has written numerous memoirs, books of poetry and novels. Formerly a professor of creative writing at San Francisco State University, she now devotes herself full time to writing, traveling and restoring a historic garden.
- She and her husband divide their time between North Carolina and Cortona, Italy.
- Cohane, a contributing editor at Condé Nast Traveler, writes regularly for the New York Times travel section, among many other publications.
- She has appeared on CNN and Good Morning America, and co-hosted Condé Nast Traveler’s Insider Guide series on PBS.
- She lives in Pienza in Southern Tuscany.