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Angelina's Bachelors: A Novel with Food

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ISBN13: 9781451620566
ISBN10: 145162056x
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Like Water for Chocolate meets Moonstruck in this heartwarming and mouth-watering debut novel about a young widow who discovers that good food is the only balm for an aching heart.

“The power of food is second only to sex,” says Angelina D’Angelo, the heroine of this charming novel. When Angelina finds herself suddenly widowed and jobless, she picks herself up the only way she knows how—cooking thick, rich lasagna; braided loaves of yeasty bread; herb-roasted chicken and risotto; classic beef bourguignon—churning out delicacies at an alarming rate. She makes so much food that before long she’s handing out serving platters to the neighbors.All this culinary activitiy catches the attention of retiree Basil, who has just moved in across the street with his elderly sister. Basil makes Angelina an offer she can’t refuse: to cook for him every day (saving him from his sister’s abysmal cooking) and he’ll pay her handsomely. Angelina jumps at the chance to earn some money while honing her craft—and soon expands her list of clientele to include a painfully shy young man, a cocky bachelor, a probable mobster and his driver, a dapper department-store clerk, and a seminarian-turned-novelist. This eclectic group of men forms a protective circle around Angelina—allowing her the space to heal and a willing audience for her blossoming cooking skills.

Filled to the brim with warmth—and a recipe in every chapter— Angelina’s Bachelors weaves a delectable tale of how a new family is formed from tragedy—and how the shortest distance between two people is the length of the kitchen table.

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andlt;Iandgt;Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table. . . .andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Far too young to be a widow, Angelina Dand#8217;Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband, Frank. Late one night shortly after the funeral, she makes her way down to the kitchen and pours all of her grief and anger into the only outlet she has leftand#8212;her passion for cooking. In a frenzy of concentration and swift precision, she builds layer upon layer of thick, rich lasagna, braids loaves of yeasty bread, roasts plump herb-rubbed chicken; she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to the neighbors in her tight-knit Italian community in South Philadelphia. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Retiree Basil Cupertino, who has just moved in with his kindly sister across the street, is positively smitten with Angelinaand#8217;s food. In a stroke of good fortune, Basil offers Angelina (not only husbandless but unemployed) a job cooking for himand#8212;two meals a day, six days a week, in exchange for a handsome salary. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelorsand#8212;and in the process discovers the magical power of food to heal, to bring people together . . . and maybe even to provide a second chance at love. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Filled to the brim with homemade warmth, andlt;Iandgt;Angelinaand#8217;s Bachelors andlt;/Iandgt;is a sweet tale of overcoming grief, redefining family, and following your heartand#8212;through food.

Synopsis:

Newly-widowed Angelina finds that food is balm for an aching heart and the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table.

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Brian Oand#8217;Reillyandlt;/bandgt; is a writer and producer.andnbsp;andnbsp;He was the creator and executive producer of Food Networkand#8217;s andlt;iandgt;Dinner: Impossibleandlt;/iandgt;.andnbsp; andlt;iandgt;Angelinaand#8217;s Bachelorsandlt;/iandgt; is his third book and first novel, after andlt;iandgt;Mission: Cook!andlt;/iandgt; and andlt;iandgt;Impossible to Easyandlt;/iandgt;.andnbsp; His culinary collaborator is his wife and partner, Virginia, a lifelong cook and culinary producer of their production company.andnbsp; In a perfect world, they believe, thereand#8217;d be pie every day.

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janmah51, October 31, 2011 (view all comments by janmah51)
This book has it all, you'll laugh, you'll cry and you will most likely want to cook something. Lucky for you there are recipes included.
Angelina D'Angelo is in her thirties when her husband, Frank dies of a heart attack just after he sneaks a bite of her Dream Cake. She is sad and angry and channels all that energy into cooking. She has so much food that she gives it all away to friends and neighbors. Basil Cupertino, really loves her food. This is good since he has just moved in with his sister who is a poor cook at best. He offers Angelina a job cooking him two meals a day. She gets a nice salary which she needs now that Frank is gone. Soon she finds herself cooking for many more bachelors and it becomes a social event as well as a job. She now has friends and money, but can she find love again? This is a sweet story that I really enjoyed. Plus I can't wait to try some of the recipes.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451620566
Author:
Oreilly, Brian
Publisher:
Gallery
Author:
O'Reilly, Brian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
recipe in every chapter
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.31 in

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Product details 384 pages Gallery Books - English 9781451620566 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , andlt;Iandgt;Sometimes the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table. . . .andlt;/Iandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Far too young to be a widow, Angelina Dand#8217;Angelo suddenly finds herself facing a life without her beloved husband, Frank. Late one night shortly after the funeral, she makes her way down to the kitchen and pours all of her grief and anger into the only outlet she has leftand#8212;her passion for cooking. In a frenzy of concentration and swift precision, she builds layer upon layer of thick, rich lasagna, braids loaves of yeasty bread, roasts plump herb-rubbed chicken; she makes so much food that she winds up delivering the spoils to the neighbors in her tight-knit Italian community in South Philadelphia. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Retiree Basil Cupertino, who has just moved in with his kindly sister across the street, is positively smitten with Angelinaand#8217;s food. In a stroke of good fortune, Basil offers Angelina (not only husbandless but unemployed) a job cooking for himand#8212;two meals a day, six days a week, in exchange for a handsome salary. Soon, word of her irresistible culinary prowess spreads and she finds herself cooking for seven bachelorsand#8212;and in the process discovers the magical power of food to heal, to bring people together . . . and maybe even to provide a second chance at love. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Filled to the brim with homemade warmth, andlt;Iandgt;Angelinaand#8217;s Bachelors andlt;/Iandgt;is a sweet tale of overcoming grief, redefining family, and following your heartand#8212;through food.
"Synopsis" by , Newly-widowed Angelina finds that food is balm for an aching heart and the shortest distance between two people is the length of a kitchen table.
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