- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Publisher: Sphere; First Printing edition (3 Jun. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316726737
- ISBN-13: 978-0316726733
- Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 585,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Food Of Love Hardcover – 3 Jun 2004
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THE FOOD OF LOVE is a splendid, linen suit, panama hat, distant lawnmower kind of a book; guaranteed to whisk you far from this drizzly island, soothe you, warm you and return you home again without losing any of your luggage (Hugh Laurie)
I read it while travelling in Italy and really enjoyed the whole concept of chefs, love, Italy, food and sex (Rose Gray, owner of The River Cafe)
Gastronomic delights (WOMAN'S OWN)
A romantic and sensual novel that's full of wonderful recipes (WOMAN AND HOME)
A fantastic book that makes you feel like you're there in Italy, in the story, smelling and tasting all the food' Jamie OliverSee all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
As the pages flew past and chapters ended I was in love with Bruno, in love with Italy and I swear I put on weight just reading!
While the complexity of the relationships unwound, and the decription of the food that was being cooked, no that should feasts being created, I ached to try and taste it all!
Just know that if you enjoy the tastes and sounds of Italy this FANTASTIC book holds them deep in every page.
If like me you have never been there, Rome will be full of expresso and market places, the beaches full of pleasure and
small country villages with hidden wonders.
Devour this book as you would a wonderful meal cooked with love.
It's worth a few pounds on the hips.......
I could not put it down and read it in one sitting - which I only interrupted once to cook dinner - Parchment Parcels of Sea Bass roasted with minted aubergine and basil and rosemary infused plum cherry tomatoes with white wine and olive oil - and then back to finish this book!
One word of warning it makes you very hungry for all of the delicious meals described in this book!!!!
Finally i just want to say to the author PLEASE WRITE A COOKBOOK that has these delicious meals in it!
The Marcella Hazan quotes were a masterly stroke and one that I personally loved as she is my FAVORITE Italian Cookbook Writer!
Thank you for such a WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL BOOK.....now about that cookbook.....
If I hadn't been convinced of having the wedding in Italy and treating my nearest and dearest to a truly romantic wedding feast, I am now.
Whilst the storyline isn't complex and the outcome is pretty predictable, the writing is descriptive and beautiful without becoming too wordy. Definitely not my usual thing, but would recommend highly.
However, in only a few pages I was hooked and consumed the whole thing in a couple of days and late nights. Contrary to some other reviews, I felt the characters were just right - likeable and simple, caught up in the history, food and love of Italy, which is what the book is about!
Though I finished this book a few days ago, I can't stop thinking about it, and all I want to do is learn Italian cooking and look for truffles in the woods - ideally with Bruno's friend Bennedetta!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An enchanting escapade for anyone who loves food and Italy! Wonderful descriptions of Italian food, a decent story and some nice humorous touches (I loved what happened to Bruno's... Read morePublished 11 months ago by tangerina
Nice book- lots of food!
Thought the end dragged on a bit as didn't need all the recipes.
Loved this book about Italian men and food. Made me laugh a lot.Published 22 months ago by Polly Wolly Doodle
We had just visited Rome so I enjoyed the insight into the Roman view of life.Published on 12 Jun. 2015 by glenn hampson
A sensual tale of a man and a woman, both learning to build a relationship. It's heavily involved around food, drink and sex and its written in a really lovely way way. Read morePublished on 1 May 2015 by natalie
In modern-day Rome, a young, handsome waiter (Gennaro) spies a beautiful American student (Laura) and decides to woo her into bed by why of his delicious cooking. Read morePublished on 24 Aug. 2014 by LadyJaguar