The Love Goddess' Cooking School
Camilla's Cucinotta: Italian Cooking Classes. Fresh take-home pastas & sauces daily. Benvenuti! (Welcome!) Holly Maguire's grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine--a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored... show more
Camilla's Cucinotta: Italian Cooking Classes. Fresh take-home pastas & sauces daily. Benvenuti! (Welcome!) Holly Maguire's grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine--a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can't make a decent marinara sauce, let alone sa cordula. Maybe that's why the man she hopes to marry breaks her heart. So when Holly inherits Camilla's Cucinotta, she's determined to forget about fortunes and love and become an Italian cooking teacher worthy of her grandmother's legacy. But Holly's four students are seeking much more than how to make Camilla's chicken alla Milanese. Simon, a single father, hopes to cook his way back into his daughter's heart. Juliet, Holly's childhood friend, hides a painful secret. Tamara, a serial dater, can't find the love she longs for. And twelve-year-old Mia thinks learning to cook will stop her dad, Liam, from marrying his phony lasagna-queen girlfriend. As the class gathers each week, adding Camilla's essential ingredients of wishes and memories in every pot and pan, unexpected friendships and romances are formed--and tested. Especially when Holly falls hard for Liam . . . and learns a thing or two about finding her own recipe for happiness.
Publish date: October 26th 2010
Pages no: 326
Edition language: English
Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Magical Realism
I enjoyed the story; the connection between Holly and her grandmother, the peak into the grandmother's past, the friends coming together and helping each other through the cooking class, I loved Mia, loved her father, the other characters were endearing, enjoyed the recipes.....But.....I have to giv...
I libri che parlano d'amore e di cucina sono entrati di prepotenza nelle mie ultime letture, sarà che sono romantica fino al midollo, sarà che adoro cucinare, ma li trovo davvero molto carini e piacevoli per passare qualche ora spensierata."Le ricette segrete della cucina dell'amore" non è da meno, ...
The culinary parts of this book and the circle of cooking class friends are worth a five-star rating, but the middle school-style snobs vs. eccentrics suspense elements to the plot were tedious and incredibly annoying.
Really cute chick-lit/contemporary romance story. The heroine is a bit too passive and willing to sacrifice herself for love, but I liked it a lot. The first chapter broke my heart, and it sets her character perfectly.
Güzel bir hikayeydi. Ama durmadan mutfakta geçip İtalyan yemeklerinden sürüsünün yapılışını anlattığından istem dışı bir şekilde kitabı sanki hep açmışım gibi okudum. İştah açıcı bir kitap olmuş.