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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hachette Giveaway - I Loved, I lost, I made Spaghetti, by Giullia Melucci

Thanks to Anna from Hachette, we have another great giveaway.

I have five copies to give away!

Check it out. Contest to run until 3/29/2009. Winners announced 3/30/2009.

To enter simply leave a comment on this post, with your email. Maybe in your comment we could talk about Italian cooking? Any Favorites?

US and Canada Only, No P.O. Boxes. Your books are sent right from Hachette.

Now, may I introduce.........


By Giullia Melucci

From failure to fusilli, this deliciously hilarious read tells the story of Giulia Melucci's fizzled romances and the mouth-watering recipes she used to seduce her men, smooth over the lumps, and console herself when the relationships flamed out.

From an affectionate alcoholic, to the classic New York City commitment-phobe, to a hipster aged past his sell date, and not one, but two novelists with Peter Pan complexes, Giulia has cooked for them all. She suffers each disappointment with resolute cheer (after a few tears) and a bowl of pastina (recipe included) and has lived to tell the tale so that other women may go out, hopefully with greater success, and if that's not possible, at least have something good to eat.

Peppered throughout Giulia's delightful and often poignant remembrances are fond recollections of her mother's cooking, the recipes she learned from her, and many she invented on her own inspired by the men in her life. Readers will howl at Giulia's boyfriend-littered past and swoon over her irresistable culinary creations.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh Yea! Sounds like a good book!
I love Italian food! All my favorite restaurants are Italian. I love Alfredo sauce. I love home made pasta, though I haven't made it in a long time. Hmm, well I should! Maybe I will now thanks to you.

Please enter me in your contest, Toni.
forevereading at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Oooh! I love Italian food! My dream is to someday go to Italy...


Melissa said...

I love Italian food and would love to go to Italy again some day. bmbunner(at)hotmail.com

Kaye said...

Absolutely love that title! Eh, win some, lose some, I know, let's make spaghetti! Sounds like a wonderful book. Veal Parmigian is my fave. Enter me in the drawing please.


Anonymous said...

Italian food is amazing... actually, I made a lasagna for supper tonight before I even read this post! It's made with zucchini and a blush sauce, and it's verrrry very good. =)


Darlene said...

Oh, pick me, pretty please. Why have I never heard of this book before now? Anyhow, favorites-almost all but especially pizza, lasagna, spaghetti...

Unknown said...

Chicken Alfredo is my fav!


Estela said...

*Crossing fingers*

I love Italian food so much that I'm saving for a trip to Italy in 2 years...one packed with restaurant visits!!

Sage Ravenwood said...

I would love to be entered for this drawing. It reminds me of the movie, "Like Water for Chocolate". Thanks! Indigo


Nora said...

I think if I ever visited Italy I would come back a good 20 pounds heavier, just from eating too much pasta!


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a very entertaining read! I so want to go back to Italy someday. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Alyce said...

I love books about food! So much talk about pasta in the comments - it's a good thing I'm having lasagna for dinner tonight. :)

akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

darbyscloset said...

I love chunky vegetable spagetti!!!
Pick me!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I love pasta and pizza.

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

scottsgal said...

We have a fave Italian restaurant that makes the most delicious shrimp scampi in a fettucini alfredo - mmmm. What a fun book.

msboatgal at aol dot com

Unknown said...

I love italian food, I could live off of pasta! I'd love to be entered for this book, thanks!
unforgetable_dreamer_always (AT) hotmail.com

Cackleberry Homestead said...

I love Italian food - for some reason we don't eat as much of it as we use to, but we need to get back to it. My DH makes some really good seafood alfredo!

crystalfulcher at ec dot rr dot com

Jo-Jo said...

Oh how I love italian food. I make a pretty mean spaghetti and lasagnae!


Annie1 said...

This book sounds "delicious"

My favourite Italian meal, well maybe Italian/Canadian is Pasta with Basil Pesto, asparagus, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, toasted pine nuts and a sprinkle of fresh parmesan....

I think we are going to have to have that for dinner tonight!!

Thanks for another great giveaway!


KR said...

I love anything with olives!!!!!
This sounds fun!


Gwendolyn B. said...

This book sounds like great fun -- I read it and eat! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

Debs Desk said...

What a great review. Please include me in your giveaway.

Marie said...

After reading all of the other entries, I'm hungry! I *love* Italian food. I make my own tomato sauce; it's probably not that Italian (what can I say I'm Polish), but it's darn tasty.

I'd really like to win this book. Please enter me.


Wanda said...

Fettucini alfredo with lots of fresh ground pepper is one of my favourites, had it for supper last night. Yummo!

I'd love to win this book for my sister-in-law, she's going through a tuff time just now and could use a pick me up.


CherylS22 said...

What a fabulous title!

Italian food is my favorite - our homemade cheese raviolis with our homemade tomato sauce is the best. (I come from a huge Italian family!)

Please count me in - thanks!
megalon22 at yahoo dot com

kalea_kane said...

Ahhhh. I love Italian food. I spent half of my life living on the East Coast, and we ate a lot of amazing Italian food. There are some awesome eateries on Federal Hill in Rhode Island. I love cavatelli with lots of sauce. I am also a huge fan of stuffed shells. Yummmm. Oh don't get me going! Great giveaway, Toni!




Anonymous said...

I would totally love to win a copy of this book. I love books about food. :)

I also love Italian food. I love to cook it and to eat it. We have a ready supply of pasta in the pantry. Tonight, I will be whipping together a bell pepper & cheese pasta side dish to go with some steaks I am making. I'm making myself hungry just talking about it.

The Giveaway Diva said...

wow this sounds amazing!! mm now i'm going to make pasta for dinner!! it will be a lobster, scallop and prawn with a white wine cream sauce!!

Unknown said...

Mmm, Italian food. I can't resist an oozy, cheesy lasagna and tiramisu! Thanks for the contest.

jgbeads AT gmail DOT com

Wrighty said...

Oh yum! To the book and the food! I love Italian food and my husband can make a mean pan of stuffed shells. Any kind of pasta with spaghetti sauce and good bread makes me very happy. Just as good as chocolate! Thanks for your contest.


Toni said...

Wow.. I am loving this pasta talk..I am going to make some ravioli's with white sauce and bread tomorrow... MMMMM...

Anonymous said...

What an interesting sounding book. I'm one of those people who are happiest when I have a good book to read. Please enter me in your contest.


5webs said...

Lobster, Crab, and cheese stuffed ravioli, or just a simple cheese tortellini in pesto sauce are two of my favorites.
Alicia Webster

Anonymous said...

I have been planning on making linguini and clam sauce for a while. Maybe this is a sign it should be SOON. I am Italian by marriage and love ALL ITALIAN food (only wish I could make it as good as his family).

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt, Italian cuisine is always my first choice. I love fra diavolo dishes. The book sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the chance.

wolfcarol451 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

You cannot beat a classic lasagna.


rubynreba said...

I'm a pepperoni pizza girl!


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Anonymous said...

What a great title. I never met an Italian food I didn't love.
Tiramisu need I say more.

Nicole said...

I love baked ziti. nmcdon (at) hotmail (dot) com

traveler said...

Thanks for featuring this enticing book. It sounds amazing. I love Italian cuisine. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

anne said...

Italian food is my favorite. I never tire of it. Especially pasta. Thanks for this great giveaway.

pri said...

I love this book. Food, recipes and a story. Sounds wonderful. I have been cooking Italian food this past year and enjoy it greatly. Vegetarian pasta and grilled veggies.

ruth said...

Italian feasts are so great. Food I cook is eggplant parmesan and brushetta. Thanks for this ultimate book.

Brenda S. said...

I would love to be entered for this drawing.

george ferris said...

Italians are among the best cooks in the world. I like mostly any Italian food.
george ferris

Charlene Kuser said...

I love Italian Meatballs,you just
can't beat them.This book sounds
wonderful and informative.Please
enter me and thanks


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