Sensing his charm and looks will not be enough to seduce Laura, he lies about himself and asks his best friend to help him with his amazing cooking. I kept waiting for it to get good, only to find that it didn't. Kelebihannya, saya suka penulis memasukkan berbagai unsur masakan Italia di buku ini, cukup lengkap saya rasa walau nggak detail banget, ada juga beberapa kiasan tentang masakan yang kok cocok juga ya, daripada bingung seperti apa, saya tuliskan saja beberapa bagian tentang masakan di buku ini. Definitely too many pauses breaking up sentences. So Christian meets Roxanne when she's out shopping for pasta, is immediately smitten, and somehow convinces her that he's a master chef himself. Anthony Capella's brilliant idea in this novel is to retell the Cyrano story with Italian food replacing poetry. There's a trip to the beach and, later in the book, some marvellously evocative descriptions of the countryside in Le Marche.
The result is a romantic comedy in the tradition of Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxanne that tempts readers to devour it in one sitting. The basic premise of a foody take on Cyrano de Bergerac is quite well set up, and the narrative conveys an enticing sense of Italy, Italians and Italian food. Isi dia dengan aneka rasa, dengan basil, tomat, kenari, dan peterseli. I guess you might enjoy this book if you are an Italophile. Over time though, Bruno's heart really comes through and helps to round out the story and the insincere sort of romance going on between Laura and his roommate. Literally, all night and it was a good thing or I would have had to jump in the car and race to the store and shop and then come home and make dinner all over again.
Bruno berpikir dengan masakannya, Laura akan mengerti perasaannya. Fresh pasta for dinner tonight- I am thinking figs with prosciutto to start, then carbonnara, a nice clean endive salad to cleanse the palate and mixed berries with biscotti and a vin santo on the porch to relax! Third, and most important to me, it reveals once and for all that haute cuisine is not an exclusive property of the French Very Italian, very gourmet, very funny, very sexy. The last few pages of the novel comprise nothing but recipes of even more colourful Italian dishes—from fried zucchini flowers to peppers stuffed with rabbit. Bisa bayangin dong gimana reaksinya :D. Oh, throw in a Cyrano de Bergerac romantic twist, the markets and tiny shops, drives along the coast, recipes and I found a book to stay up all night for.
But the only likeable character was Bennedette or however u spell it and her romance with Bruno made so much more sense? Then she meets Tomasso, who's handsome, young and cooks in the exclusive Templi restaurant. His third novel The Various Flavours of Coffee will be released in the second half of 2008. Way, way, way too much detail about cooking--although this probably wouldn't have been so bad in print form, I still would've been skimming in annoyance. The premise is young American woman meets hunky Italian near Rome. Novel ini hanya untuk pembaca dewasa 21++ karena memuat konten-konten dewasa disepanjang cerita. Would they be the sex gods they are if they didn't have Italian names and eat pizza? Capella begitu lihai menuliskan berbagai macam kuliner Italia, dalam hal ini masakan kota Roma. The problem, as the British higher-ups and James see it, is that some of these women have fallen into prostitution in an effort to survive.
But it is Bruno, the real chef who has secretly prepared every dish Laura has eaten, and who falls deeply and unrequitedly in love. You'll visit the food market at Mercato di San Cosimato, where Bruno buys the food for the meals he cooks for Laura. Capella's spin on Cyrano is his debut novel, but his sentences are as expert as Bruno's sauces, and he serves up a brilliant meal of soothing predictabilities punctuated by surprises. In the non-fiction category I am interested in language, philosophy, travel, selected history, biographies and memoirs of people who interest me, and wine. Little Apple Bookworm Web site, December 6, 2007 , review of The Wedding Officer. Realising that the story, at this stage, is in danger of becoming more schmaltzy and sugary than a sticky toffee pudding, Capella introduces a dramatic element and about time too. Lucunya, masakan Italia somehow sama kayak Indonesia! Tapi adanya perusahaan-perusahaan besar Amerika dan Eropa, dengan kantor pusat wilayah Eropa mereka terletak tidak jauh dari sana, ditambah lagi arus gastro-tourist-wisatawan perut-kaya, berarti ada permintaan, kecil tapi berkelanjutan, akan gaya masak internasional, seperti bisa ditemukan di tempat-tempat lain di dunia.
For a debut novel, The Food of Love, a reworking of a Cyrano de Bergerac story—Capella obliquely acknowledges the debt he owes to the seventeenth century French dramatist by giving Bruno a big schnozzle—, is written with a great deal of self-assurance. Tommaso and his restaurant, actually, I liked the way that worked out. Also, there was no humor whatsoever! You can listen to the full audiobook Food Of Love for free at audibay. Embora a narrativa não me tenha prendido o suficiente, dei por mim a viajar km's pelas terras italianas e a aprender coisas sobre a sua cozinha que nunca pensei ser possível num livro tão pequeno. The master chef behind the tantalizing meals is Tommaso's talented but shy friend Bruno, who loves Laura from afar.
Singkat cerita, Laura adalah mahasiswi asal Amerika yang katakanlah sedang study banding ke Roma, dia adalah gadis cantik yang menarik, yang gampang sekali mendapatkan teman kencan. But then the last 30-45 minutes happened. My books tend to be about people who are discovering the importance of sensual pleasures for the first time, so the enjoyment of food becomes a kind of metaphor for romantic self-discovery too. The best quality of The Food of Love is exactly that it comes very close to what can happen in real life. Baiklah, apa bukunya sebanding dengan pertaruhan harga diri gw? Ia juga melakukan hal yang sama pada Benedetta: membuatkannya gelati istemewa dengan rasa saffron, serbuk sari sejenis tumbuhan yang bunganya ungu berbentuk lonceng; kue tar indah dari cokelat dan buah myrtle yang wangi; salad dari sejenis lumut dan bahkan biji buah ek dari hutan yang disukai gadis itu. Di hatinya, perasaan bahagia dan sedih campur aduk jadi satu, bagaikan putih dan kuning telur yang dikocok untuk membuat omelet. Tapi untuk menjadi chef, kau harus jadi komposer juga.
Bruno pun diajak Tommaso untuk membantunya meyakinkan Laura akan kesungguhan hati Tommaso. Aku dibuat benci setengah mati dengan Tommaso dan gregetan dengan Bruno yang terlalu tidak percaya diri hingga banyak melepaskan momen-momen penting. Anthony Why is Italian food so incredibly erotic? Apa yang mau disampaikan buku ini selain masakan Romanya yang dideskripsikan dengan sangat kaya dan menjamin kamu ngences, plus suasana Italia yang sangat otentik? Tomasso bohong ke Laura kalau dia seorang chef. Saya suka cerita cintanya, di awal saya kira Tommaso adalah pemeran utama buku ini, salah satu pemeran utamanya lah, tapi lama-kelamaan kok sebel banget sama tingkahnya. Баста с подобни тъпотии, стойностните книги чакат.
Except, unbeknownst to Laura, Tomasso is in fact only a waiter at Templi it's his shy friend Bruno who is the chef. But it is Bruno, the real chef who has secretly prepared every dish Laura has eaten, who falls deeply and unrequitedly in love. I like how the author doesn't put full recipes in the book as that is distracting, instead he incorporaes it into the story. Pinker offers Wallace the very last thing a fin-de-siecle writer could want: a job. He soon settled into a nice nap and I moved on with my audio book.