Capella, Anthony. The Food of Love.

Author:Zachary, Nancy
Position:Brief Article - Young Adult Review - Book Review

CAPELLA, Anthony. The food of love. Penguin, Plume. 310p. c2004. 0-452-28655-7 $14.00. SA

If "chick lit" is a recognized genre, then "foodie lit" should be a delicious offshoot of this predictably enjoyable group. Travel to the eternal city, Rome, with college student Laura Patterson as she embarks on an art history course peppered with the lives and loves of Italian Romeos and chefs. Tommaso's ways with women are legendary, Bruno's talents with food are exquisite, and the inevitable sexual encounters and the proper remorse regarding romantic deceit move this delightful narrative as swiftly as one's passion for Roman cooking.

Like an extended family, there is a huge cast of characters and considerable...

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