I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI: Giulia Melucci: Grand Central Publ.: Nonfiction: 288 pgs.
Giulia Melucci cooks for the men she dates—the good-natured alcoholic, the perfect commitment-phobe, the aging Vespa owner, the free-loading Scottish author—and she cooks for herself when the relationships inevitably end. Melucci shares relationship tales and the recipes that accompanied her romantic ups and downs, ending her memoir with some delicious meals but, still, no man.
The recipes look wonderful and Melucci’s anecdotes are compelling but be prepared for a number of drug references and cringe-worthy moments.