Press Quotes

“Disasters in Dating, With a Side of Charm,” by Sylviane Gold, New York Times, June 15, 2012

“Romeo is Late for Dinner,” by Joyce Wadler, New York Times, April 9, 2009

“Cook along with Melucci as she swims through the dating pool with pluck and unflagging humor.” — The New York Times Book Review

“In this endearing memoir-with-recipes cooking is an endeavor that brings order to the chaos of dating.” —People

jacket“Wry, personable, and at times even snortingly funny . . . root for a woman who learns to nourish her own stomach —and soul—even when her heart’s been flambéed.”
Entertainment Weekly

“I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI proves that the cure for a broken heart is pasta.”
Vanity Fair

“Giulia Melucci has written a wonderfully funny and moving book. It’s like Eat, Pray, Love, with recipes.”
—A.J. Jacobs, bestselling author of The Year Of Living Biblically and The Know-It-All

“. . . delectable . . . Anyone who has wondered, ‘Will I ever find Mr. Right?’ will appreciate this sprightly debut.”
Library Journal (STARRED)

“Giada De Laurentiis meets Candace Bushnell in this debut memoir from romantically challenged yet resilient Melucci . . . Frustrations whisked into a tasty treat of a story.”
Kirkus Reviews

“A scrumptious, hilarious and poignant memoir…The recipes are amazing, as is Giulia’s razor sharp ability to put romance in perspective.”
—Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Big Stone Gap, Lucia, Lucia and Very Valentine

“Giulia Melucci skimps on no ingredient in this witty and surprisingly tender tale of passion, pasta, and learning to love (and cook for) yourself.”
—Lucinda Rosenfeld, author of What She Saw… and I’m So Happy For You