Wednesday

I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci

A memoir of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances... and although that doesn’t sound very enticing, I must say that there are some mouth-watering recipes intertwined with the telling of these romances that will definitely make up for it.

Throughout this memoir we go from Giulia’s first boyfriend Kit, to Ethan (the love of her life), Mitch (I didn’t like him much), a couple of writers, a hippie older guy, and eventually Lachlan (a Scot who eventually used her and dumped her). Call me nosey, but I actually like reading about people’s relationships. I liked reading about all the ups and downs of her romances. And although, yes, there was a time or two where I felt frustrated for her, I felt that in the end she learned to love herself as a person and realize that because someone doesn’t love you, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love yourself.

I loved that she had a recipe for all the moments in life. The recipes range from very simple to something I wouldn’t even try (since I don’t cook!) - but they all seemed simple enough. I especially liked the "F*ck You Cupcakes" - that was great!

This is a memoir and cookbook all wrapped up in one. So, if you like eating, cooking and have ever been in a bad relationship (who hasn’t?) this is a book you’ll enjoy.

4 comments:

Beth F said...

Ok. This sounds like a good one for the Foodie in me.

Dar said...

I'm with Beth on this one---this appeals to the foodie in me too.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I have gotten to where I just love books with recipes in them....and so does my mom. This one sounds great!

Lynn said...

This sounds like a fun book. I love reading books with recipes in them :) Thanks for sharing about it.

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