Thursday, May 27, 2010
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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti Book Review
About the Book: From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci’s fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.
From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that’s not possible, at least have something good to eat.
Peppered throughout Giulia’s delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother’s cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia’s boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistible culinary creations.
Our Take: This is a delightful little memoir that recounts the authors tribulations with love and cooking. The writing style is very accessible and you almost feel like you're reading something written to you by a close friend. She cooks something different for every beau and its almost as interesting to hear about the food! Her passion is overwhelming and the book is very emotional. Overall, a great read.
How to Buy: Amazon.com