Monday, November 16, 2009

goodLife {eats} : I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti


On of my favorite food blogs is goodLife {eats}. I was on there today when I saw this review she wrote for I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti. I haven't read the book myself, so don't take my word for it, but take Katie Goodman's...I trust her.

Giulia is a perpetually single woman dreaming of the perfect man and a marriage proposal - both of which she can't seem to find. In her debut memoir, I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, she details her broken relationships and the delicious food she just can't resist preparing. Sometimes for the men in her life. Sometimes because of them.


Expect lots of Italian dishes in this book as the title implies. Giulia is the daughter of two Italians: a Brooklyn born first-generation Italian-American mother and a father who immigrated from southern Italy to establish a medical practice in the United States. With recipe titles like First Date Butterflies (Farfalle with Tuna), A Salad that Failed to Make a Perfect New Year's Eve (Mache, Pomegranate, and Pecan Salad), and No Nookie Gnocchi you'll be entertained as much by the recipes as you are by the stories of Giulia's failed romances.

Dating only a few in college and marrying by the end of my 20th year, I don't have anywhere near the dating history Giulia describes in her book. Naturally, I found it interesting and amusing to read her dating woes and drama. And hilarious to see the lengths to which she'd go to get that next boyfriend. I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti is perfect for anyone who needs a fun, easy read as well as those who can't keep their mouth from salivating while reading recipe after recipe. I happen to fit into both categories.

- Katie Goodman, goodLife {Eats}

1 comment:

Nadina said...

hey - I read this a few months ago after the review in the Times. I absolutely loved it and have passed it on to Sarah and Kristen and now Kiira's next. I highly recommend it!