My bedtime buddy
I'm offically in love. Not with a new ingredient or the warmer temps. I'm in love with Anthony Capella, the author. I was introduced to him by a dear friend (and fellow foodie) Mary Luz Mejia last month and have already breezed through The Empress of Ice Cream and am almost at the end of The Wedding Officer. You see the book on my bed? I've been retiring to the bedroom with it every night and devouring chapter after chapter, then falling off to sleep with dreams of learning to cook in Italy, with delicious thoughts of burrata and limoncello doing an energetic tap dance during the interlude.
While pesto didn't feature in The Wedding Officer since its a Genovese specialty and the book is set in Naples, it was the closest I managed to get to Italy that day. A Neopolitan saying that does make an appearance in the book simple reads, “A well-fed stomach makes a forgiving heart….” And considering my husband gave me a nice little footrub that evening. I know for a fact that it actually does work well. In fact, very, very well indeed.