I am always looking for a book to encourage me and give me good ideas of how to live more beautifully, and this was one of those books.
The Food of Love Cookery School by Nicky Pellegino, this is a lovely fiction book, perfect for that holiday read. It explores the journey of four lovely ladies and a owner of an Sicilian Cooking school which dose small holiday groups. It was easy to relate to the characters and fall in love with the story. It made me wish and dream about going on a cooking adventure for a holiday. At time of reading this book I was on holidays so it inspired me to enjoy my meals out a little more, and be more selective about what I was eating, savouring all the flavours.
Some of the take-aways I got from reading this book, was that we can enjoy our own daily cooking adventures, from selecting good fresh seasonal ingredients to cooking simple and flavourful dishes. Also the joy of enjoy food and sharing the experience with others.
Whilst one of the characters highlighted another important point, “ All I need is a decent cookbook and I can go anywhere at all from the comfort of my own kitchen: Morocco, Mexico, China, you name it.” Moll is passionate about her cooking and talks about her cooking adventures at home. “ On weekends I’m always off on little adventures. I love finding spice shops or Italian delis and just breathing in the air. I lust after new recipes and the flavours I might find in them.” I finds such words and her characters story so inspiring and it made me more aware how I could have more of my own cooking adventures at home. Whilst the characters grandmother Nonna, reminded me it was not all about perfection rather the passion to come up with good dishes, and to be a little adventurous seek out new dishes and make them your own.
I really enjoyed reading this book the love story about food and the lovely story that unfolds throughout the novel. I enjoyed getting to know the main characters and learning about their journey. This book I felt was an encouragement to enjoy the simple pleasures in life, to pursue dreams and really enjoy food and the creating and sharing of food dishes.
Whilst it is the Easter weekend and I am spending Easter at work this year, even on special weekends and public holidays people get sick and need to be cared for, so off to work I go.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter!