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The Food Of Love Hardcover – 3 Jun 2004

4.2 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

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Product details

  • 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)
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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)

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A fantastic book that makes you feel like you're there in Italy, in the story, smelling and tasting all the food' Jamie Oliver

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As a lover of Italian food, a keen cook, and having studied Italian art and visited the Country on several occasions, I was looking forward to indulging myself with Anthony Capella's book. However, although the descriptions of the food and the place were reasonably engaging, the romantic storyline was cliched and weak. The characterisation lacked depth and by the second chapter I was bored and frustrated by all of them. Disappointing. I wished this had been a book about Italy or Italian food; it might have held my interest.
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This is a great book that describes the life in Rome. It's histories, restaurants, people and of course the food! If you are Italian like me you will understand the humour and saying more than any other nationality would. The way the author describes his passion for food and cooking makes you also feel it and, to be honest, hungry And craving The beautiful flavours of italy!

Enjoy!
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An enjoyable read on the theme of the Cyrano de Bergerac story
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Capturing the taste of Rome through a flavourful narrative. A book that could not be put to rest; a read where the words flow with ease through your mind, creating light and delicious images in the corners of your thoughts and filling your mouth with the taste of Italy. You can sit back and relax, enjoy the storyline, laugh your heart out and learn about the Roman way of life. Having a passion for Italy, food and love myself, I found this book a truly satisfying read. A story that will stay fixated in my mind for a very long time.
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I picked up this book and read the first couple of pages and I was hooked.
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.......
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I absolutely LOVED this book! It was creative, interesting, different and funny. If you are a lover of food you will find this book enchanting. If you are a lover of Italian food you will LOVE this book.
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.....
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Format: Paperback
Having recently gotten engaged in Venice, this book suceeded in bringing back memories of how beautiful I found a country, whose appreciation for food and the experience of eating is almost sensual. I found myself having to visit a local Italian restaurant to fulfill my craving for veal and fine pasta about half way through the book.
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.
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On scanning this book's back cover I thought the combination of cooking and romance sounded fantastic, but must admit I really didn't think the author would be able to pull it off.
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!!
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