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Publisher Comments:

The success of Like Water for Chocolate and Chocolat (not to mention their film adaptations), and films such as Big Night and Babett‛s Feast confirms that fine food and romance are a winning combination. The Food of Love, Anthony Capell‛s delicious first novel, follows suit and tempts readers to devour it at one sitting.

Laura, a twentysomething American, is on her first trip to Italy. Sh‛s completely enamored of the art, beauty, and, of course, food that Rome has to offer. Soon sh‛s enamored of the handsome and charming Tomasso, too, who tells her h‛s a chef at the famed Templi restaurant and proceeds to woo her with his gastronomic creations. But Tomasso has‛t been entirely truthful—h‛s really just a waiter. The master chef behind the tantalizing meals is his talented but shy friend Bruno, who loves Laura from afar. Thus begins a classic comedy of errors full of romance, culinary magic, and the sensual atmosphere of Italy. The result is a delightful debut novel to be savored by all readers of romantic comedy, connoisseurs of armchair travel, and the ever-growing audience for writings about food.

Review:

"'She had never eaten food like this before. No: she had never eaten before.' And that's just the first of 22-year-old Laura Patterson's gustatory epiphanies in Rome, where she has come to study art history. Handsome Tomasso seduces her with succulent baby artichokes and frothy zabagliones, but what the reader knows and Laura doesn't is that Tomasso is a waiter. The creator of the rapturous meals is his best friend, Bruno, who has a big nose, a poet's soul and a mad passion for Laura. Capella's spin on Cyrano is his debut novel, but his sentences are as expert as Bruno's sauces, and he serves up a brilliant meal of soothing predictabilities punctuated by surprises. Secondary characters are fully realized, especially earthy Benedetta, Bruno's truffle country consolation until she urges him to follow his heart back to Laura. The cooking lesson e-mails at the end of the book are like a second glass of grappa, too much of a good thing, but Capella is deservedly the subject of buzz in the food world. This is a foodie treat. Agent, Caradoc King, A.P. Watt, London. (July 12) Forecast: Sophisticated gourmets will realize right away that Capella's no poseur (he quotes Marcella Hazan, for starters). With film rights sold to Warner and foreign rights sold in Brazil, Finland, Germany, Holland, Japan, Sweden and the U.K, this is poised for high-caloric success. Five-city author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

In the spirit of "Like Water for Chocolate" and "Chocolat," Capella's delicious first novel, tempts readers to devour it at one sitting and confirms that fine food and romance are a winning combination.

About the Author

Anthony Capella spends part of each year traveling in Italy. He is based in London and this is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670033225
Other:
Capella, Anthony
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Author:
Capella, Anthony
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Cooks
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
no. 160
Publication Date:
20040715
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.32x6.44x1.10 in. 1.19 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "'She had never eaten food like this before. No: she had never eaten before.' And that's just the first of 22-year-old Laura Patterson's gustatory epiphanies in Rome, where she has come to study art history. Handsome Tomasso seduces her with succulent baby artichokes and frothy zabagliones, but what the reader knows and Laura doesn't is that Tomasso is a waiter. The creator of the rapturous meals is his best friend, Bruno, who has a big nose, a poet's soul and a mad passion for Laura. Capella's spin on Cyrano is his debut novel, but his sentences are as expert as Bruno's sauces, and he serves up a brilliant meal of soothing predictabilities punctuated by surprises. Secondary characters are fully realized, especially earthy Benedetta, Bruno's truffle country consolation until she urges him to follow his heart back to Laura. The cooking lesson e-mails at the end of the book are like a second glass of grappa, too much of a good thing, but Capella is deservedly the subject of buzz in the food world. This is a foodie treat. Agent, Caradoc King, A.P. Watt, London. (July 12) Forecast: Sophisticated gourmets will realize right away that Capella's no poseur (he quotes Marcella Hazan, for starters). With film rights sold to Warner and foreign rights sold in Brazil, Finland, Germany, Holland, Japan, Sweden and the U.K, this is poised for high-caloric success. Five-city author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , In the spirit of "Like Water for Chocolate" and "Chocolat," Capella's delicious first novel, tempts readers to devour it at one sitting and confirms that fine food and romance are a winning combination.
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