Monday, 25 January 2010

The Food of Love

Title: The Food of Love

Author: Anthony Capella

Type: Chick Lit

Pages: 310

Published: 2004

Synopsis: Laura is a twenty-something American art student who is studying in Italy. She is completely enamoured with Rome's art, beauty and food. Soon after arriving in Italy she meets and falls head over heels for Tommaso. He tells Laura that he is a chef at a famous Roman restaurant and proceeds to woo her via her stomach. But Tommaso has failed to tell Laura the complete truth -- he isn't a chef, but a womanizing waiter.

The chef behind the gastronomic heaven that Laura has been adoring is actually Tommaso's best friend, Bruno. Bruno is very shy but an extremely skilled young chef who secretly loves Laura from afar.

My Thoughts: This story is a romantic comedy of errors a la Cyrano de Bergerac ... with wonderful and tantalizing descriptions of Italian food! Vivid descriptions of the food Bruno makes for Laura make me want to go back to Italy! I also loved reading about some of the places I've visited (Piazza Novena, Florence ...) on a trip to Italy almost 3 years ago.
The storyline is pretty predictable but the author does throw in some surprises here and there. This was a light-hearted novel which I was very glad I picked up from a huge sale at Chapters. Well worth the money, especially for a foodie like me. :) I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.

My Rating: 4/5 (a really good read)

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