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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends
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I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends

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,

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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.

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Doomed passions and perfectly cooked pasta figure prominently in this taste-quenching, often hilarious memoir. Giulia Melucci's search for a reliable lover is unfailingly reignited by her seductive kitchen skills. Men drawn to her culinary flame soon stray or disappoint, leaving Giulia to console herself with her mother's recipes for chicken and fish specialties. Adding to the appeal of this good spirited tell-all are the delicious Italian-American recipes included in its pages. Perfect pre-dinner reading. Now in paperback.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446534413
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/05/2010
Pages:
284
Sales rank:
411,891
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

Giulia Melucci was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY where she still lives, but in a more fashionable neighborhood. She is the former VP of PR for Harper's Magazine, and previously worked at Spy Magazine, Atlantic Monthly Press, Viking, Dutton and Scribner. Visit her website at http://www.ilovedilostimadespaghetti.com.

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