I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci
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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 irresistable culinary creations
rating: 4 of 5 stars
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is a wonderful book about the not so wonderful men who came into Giulia Melucci's life. Giulia uses cooking as an escape from these men and a way to their hearts. There are several wonderful recipes written into the plot as they go along with a dating situation. The recipes are easy and could be made at home with ingredients you may have on hand.
I loved the fact that the pancake recipe I use to make pancakes from scratch is in here! I think that was what won me over. This is a great chick-lit book with love and loss and friendship all tied into one. I really enjoyed this book and am extremely glad that I received it from the Reading Lady.
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