Cooking the Books Club
Our discussions take place in our Community Room unless otherwise indicated. Copies of the books for discussion are available at our Checkout Desk for readers registering for the discussion. We love to have new members!
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends
by Giulia Melucci
Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 pm
The library’s foodie book discussion is back. This program will be a combination book discussion and recipe tasting. Bring a dish to share from I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti: A Memoir of Good Food and Bad Boyfriends, by Giulia Melucci. The book tells of the author’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. 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 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.