A Penne for Your Thoughts

They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.

Maybe not the case for all, but certainly a tried-and-(sometimes)-true theory for Giulia Melucci, passionate cook and author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti.

Her new laugh-out-loud memoir chronicles her romantic relationships over the past three decades and her love affair with food. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Melucci encapsulates each chapter with a funny title like “Mitch Smith Licked the Plate” or “Marcus Caldwell Ate and Ran.”

Every girl can relate to heartfelt tales of dating stereotypes — young boho writers, Peter Pan-complex noncommittals — and lessons learned along the way. The best part: It comes loaded with recipes like No-Nookie Gnocchi and F*ck You Cupcakes.

But those might be a recipe for disaster.

Available online at amazon.com or at your local bookstore.

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