It’s time for another book review by Pam. Those of you offended by untalented writers attempting to write a book review, may leave now.
Anyone still here? If this was Romper Room, I’d look through my magic mirror and see who is still with me. Wait..maybe my monitor is magical..I see Marjie, and Joy, and Kat, and…. How’d I do?
Anywhoo, enough with that silliness and on to my book review. I just finished listening to I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci.
I really enjoyed this book. It is part New York City single girl memoir and part foodie memoir all rolled up into one. She tells the tales of all of her ex-boyfriends, the meeting, the dating, and the feeding of said boyfriends. Because that is what she does, she feeds her boyfriends, she cooks for them.
I have to say the mom in me wanted to sit her down and have a good old-fashioned talk with her. I know that we are in enlightened times, but really you don’t always have to be the one inviting them up to your apartment, kissing them first, trying to seduce them…basically doing all the work. Let them do the work, let them try and figure out how to win you.
But aside from all the chasing and dating, there is the cooking. Since I listened to this book, I don’t have any of the recipes in front of me. But they all sounded wonderful, simple, and delicious. Lots of pasta and lots of simple, real cooking. Cooking from the pantry when you get home late and you’re starving.
Like I said, I really enjoyed this, 4 out of 5 stars.