[Pdf Kindle] Appetite by Philip Kazan

Obleman old enough to be her grandfather Nino s search for love and For The Perfect Dish the perfect dish take him to Rome on pilgrimages through brothels and back to a Florence torn apart by coupsKazan brings medieval Italy to life with an astonishing degree of historical detail Appetite has the vivid colors of Tracy Chevalier s Girl With a Pearl Earring and the sharp odors of Patrick S skind s Perfume The tale of a chef s development revealing the inextricable links between food and emotional memory echoes other recent works of historical fiction like John Saturnall s Feast by Lawrence Norfolk and White Truffles In Winter By Truffles in Winter by KelbyA few historical characters seem shoehorned into a somewhat bloated plot and the novel may have worked better with a third person omniscient narrator but this is an impressive debut Readers will certainly come away with an appetite for I hope no one from my work looks at Goodreads as I started this wonderful book on Thursday night and phoned in sick Friday just so I could finish it It s hard to believe that this is Kazan s first novel it s so well crafted The prose is deceptively simple and well paced The first person narrator tells us his skill is not with words but there is obviously a very sharp mind behind the text It comes through in the letters and dialogue from the other characters This author really nows how to play with your emotions I was crying and laughing out loud so maybe don t read this one on public transportThe narrator Nino is gifted with the genius of heightened taste that borders on the synaesthetic This enables some fabulously surprising descriptions and allows us to experience Renaissance Italy in a fresh almost modern way Nino s story is a microcosm of the lives of many famous artist s of his day but the focus The novel is a epicurean delight You ll find yourself revolted astonished puzzled and nose deep in this phantasm of flavours ingredients and food described in this book Goes without saying that this is the most riveting part of the novel The story revolves around protagonist Nino Latini son of a butcher with the sensual palate of a God Appetite is the story of Nino s adventures as a cook artist lover in 15th century Florence and Rome This book is in turns a feast and an assault on the senses It s engulfs you in its descriptions It s easy to flow with it Too easy It s almost unputdownable Utterly fecund ripe and bursting with peculiar tastes and smells this book will introduce you to an old world unforgettable One thing though Philip Kazan may have remarkable nowledge of food and flavour but he s not a great writer of historical fiction set in medieval Italy The language of the book is sloppy You can almost hear an American accent It detracts from the authenticity of the time and the age So while some historical research appears in terms of the culinary content there historical research appears in terms of the culinary content there gaps where you d expect the same standard of precision to other aspects Ergo 3 stars Best book I ve read in a while Like me anyone who s ever left home and tried to find the flavours of their distant homeland will find a great travelling and dining companion in Nino Latini. Nspicuous consumption his uniue talent leads him into danger His desire for the beautiful Tessina Delmazza and his longing to create the perfect feast could prove deadly Nino must flee Florence to save his life and if he ever wants to see his beloved again he must entrust himself entirely to the tender mercies of fortune. Set against the glorious backdrop of renaissance Italy this disturbingly addictive story is as enticing as the most sumptuous of banuets and will sweep you far away from the commonplace and into the dark and dirty world of human excess and scintillating debauchery Nino Latino has an instinctive passion for creating food and this rare culinary skill takes him far away from his father s butcher s shop in the back streets of Florence and hurtles him towards the luxurious world of the Medici s and into the decadent and opulent court of Italy s greatest Renaissance into the decadent and opulent court of Italy s greatest Renaissance With voyeuristic horror a debauched world of gluttonous excess is laid bare and as Nino s passionate Story Emerges You Become Completely emerges you become completely not just by the lavish imagery of food people and places but also with the glory of art and the fine balance of delicate frescoes The vibrancy of the story blazes through the medieval itchens of Florence and Rome with an intoxicating passion and even as the vivid descriptions of food dazzles the senses each turn of the page will take you deeper and deeper into a decadent and self indulgent world where petty jealousies and political manoeuvrings are roused by the magic of the culinary maestroThere is no doubt that Appetite is a gastronomic masterpiece the impressive fervour of Kazan s narrative paints a passionate picture of undeniable greed and overwhelming ambition in a story which lingers in the mind long after the last page is turnedI was given the opportunity to read this part as part of the Lovereadingcouk review panel 455 starsI thoroughly enjoyed the book It ept me interested and hungry Some parts of this book made me laugh out loud some of them made me sad and the last 100 pages ish just flew by and I couldn t stop reading The idea is similar to Perfume by Patrick Suskind Nino Latino our protagonist is a talented young man who loves cooking and food He dreams of love and creating the best feast ever however he mainly was focused on love which I personally don t mindThe events are set in the 15th century Florence Italy And this is another thing that was an immediate YES for me I love Italy and Italian art In fact in this book we are introduced to some of the notorious Italian artists such as Sandro Botticelli Filippo Lippi and Leonardo da Vinci We learn a lot about tastes smells traditions and people s lives in Florence and RomeThe language in which the book is written in beautiful and very evocative Long story short I loved it Highly recommend Wow what an annoying character Nino needs to grow up and suck it up and stop being so stupid I guess that s a little harsh but he just grated on my nerves and my enjoyment of the book obviously suffered because of it An exuisitely evocative atmospheric masterpiece that ensnares the senses and illuminates the mind Refreshingly inspired and acutely perceptive Philip Kazan brings 1400 s Florence vividly to life with such vibrancy color and dexterity Flawlessly capturing the sensuality of the times intense passion and obsession with fine art and mouthwatering food Delectable piuant and compelling this undeniably impressive novel is one. Florence 1466 A lust for life a passion for power and a taste for adventureIn Florence everyone has a passion With sixty thousand souls crammed into a cobweb of clattering streets countless alleys cloisters and churches they live their lives in the narrow world between walls Nino Latini nows that if you want to survive. AppetiteOf such ambitious scope and awe inspiring substance Amid the Florentine Frescoes delicately refined Renaissance architecture and innate artistry is a world of heated rivalry ambition and treachery Astonishingly unexpected and profoundly absorbing I was swept away by the intoxicating concoction of lust genius deadly desires and gluttony that is darkly disturbingly magnetic by the intoxicating concoction of lust genius deadly desires and gluttony that is darkly disturbingly magnetic transfixing as Perfume and containing realism akin to Girl with a pearl earring this captivating story is as astute as a freshly sharpened blade Exploring sin and infatuation whether that be in the form of food females or frescoes Nino Latino delves into the deepest darkest desires of the human soul without The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God's Mercy knowing that it ultimately may lead to his downfall This delicately interwoven narrative that cleverly combines exuisite detail with inspired creative vision is simply stunning as I lost myself within an elouent and expressive character driven tale I was sent an ARC advance reading copy of Appetite by Philip Kazan by Love Reading to read and reviewwwwlovereadingcouk I couldn t finish this book I honestly forced myself through about a hundred pages and could only read maybe 10 pages each time I sat down it was that stretched out and boringI found the premise to be very intriguing and it reminded me of Perfume by Patrick Suskind which I d read and fallen in love with some months earlier So when I saw this one I thought it would be something like Perfume I was proven uite wrongI had an issue with how much description there was Normally I m theind of person that really loves descriptions enjoying them because I get to now everything that s going on around me In this case it was rather aggravating I m also not a huge fan of books that take place in Italy around the Renaissance or any book that has historical context in general w I was interested to see how the idea of the Perfume by Suskind is developed with food The setting is good there are some good historical and romantic aspects of it However it was slow to read nothing to actually pull you in it I often skipped paragraphs of long food descriptions they were just boring The style of writing was not appealing to me therefore I did not finish the whole book Also a major note to the publishers is the missing translations of words and Phrases In Italian For Someone Who Doesn T Speak Italian in Italian For someone who doesn t speak Italian found it annoying because lack of footnotes translating the words just meant that I have no clue what they mean Kazan s first novel is a luscious feast for the imagination set in late 15th century Florence Nino Latini has inherited his twin passions for food and art from his butcher father and his uncle painter Filippo Lippi As the story opens in 1466 14 year old Nino has just lost his mother but he remembers her smell Every smell every taste calls to mind the people and places he loves As every taste calls to mind the people and places he loves As years pass Nino becomes an illustrious chef creating elaborate allegorical banuets for the de Medicis the Borgias a cardinal and the Pope himselfOver the top aphrodisiac meals mask the fact that his own desire seems destined to remain unsatisfied his sweetheart Tessina is betrothed to a Without losing yourself completely you've got to have a passionBut Nino's greatest gift will be his greatest curse Nino can taste things that other people cannot Every flavour every ingredient comes alive for him as vividly as a painting and he puts his artistry to increasingly extravagant useIn an age of gluttony and co.

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    [Pdf Kindle] Appetite by Philip Kazan I hope no one from my work looks at Goodreads as I started this wonderful book on Thursday night and phoned in sick Friday just so I could finish it It's hard to believe that this is Kazan's first novel it's so well crafted The prose is deceptively simple and well paced The first person narrator tells us his skill is not with words but there is obviously a very sharp mind behind the text It comes through in the letters

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    [Pdf Kindle] Appetite by Philip Kazan I was interested to see how the idea of the Perfume by Suskind is developed with food The setting is good there are some good historical and romantic aspects of it However it was slow to read nothing to actually pull you in it I often skipped paragraphs of long food descriptions they were just boring The style of writing was not appealing to me therefore I did not finish the whole book Also a major note to the publish

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