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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti by Giulia Melucci
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Feb 17, 11

Read from January 23 to February 02, 2011

With a witty way of telling a life story and a book full of great recipes, Melucci's story was not only fun to read, but also yummy to devour! Yes, this is very much a single gals journey through relationships and good food, mainly at the same time. Not one of the men that she dated ever seemed to complain about the fact that she could cook. Really, what human being would ever complain about a really good cook? With her Italian heritage and her appreciation for good products, the meals she created didn't just please her men, but will easily please her readers as well.

One recipe I jumped on was her angel hair with asparagus. With a quick saute in olive oil and garlic, the asparagus takes only minutes to cook. Toss in a bit of angel hair, and top with Parmesan, and what could be better? What's not to love? Other recipes in the book included a variety of pasta dishes, breakfast foods, and roasted meats. Intermingled with Melucci's stories of the men she dated, loved, and lost, you come to believe there will be a giant epiphany at the end of the book, but it's not there, and that feels all right. In a surprising sense, there isn't really a great arrival point in the book, but more a series of experiences that came into her life. On the whole, this was a great "journey" story, filled with great food, recipes, and characters who all work together to create an engaging recipe for a book. Now, if only I could find the energy to cook like she does!
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