This Sunday is our first wedding anniversary so I thought it seemed fitting to have a romantic theme for this week’s Friday favourite.
My wonderfully wacky – and now official – ma-in-law gave this book to me as I was recovering from an operation several years ago (that's what playing a social game of sport will do!). Holed up on the couch for two weeks, with hubby-to-be tending to my every need (no I am not making this up – he really is the best nurse!), The Food of Love, by Anthony Capella was exactly the tonic I was looking for.
Tommaso is a humble Italian waiter, working in Rome. He has laid eyes on Laura – an art history student who has vowed she will only date men who can cook. The problem is, Tammaso can’t... but his friend Bruno can. As a love triangle quickly develops, these two handsome Italian men charm Laura, devour food, get caught up in antics only lovestruck Italian men could possibly get caught up in, and through it all, test their friendship.
The author describes it as a delicious comedy of errors, a romance as light and dazzling as one of Bruno’s own chocolate desserts, in which Laura has to choose between beauty and passion, Bruno has to decide between friendship and love, and Tommaso realises he’s bitten off more than he can chew.
The Sunday Times reviewed it as “Delicious in every way” and I’d have to agree. The Food of Love was mouth-wateringly good. It will have you dreaming of pizza and pasta for days!
Add a splash of wine, savour every page, and enjoy.