Ask and your wish may come true! We requested book ideas/suggestions earlier this year and we had several requests for books with a cooking theme. I’m happy to say we were able to find a great book that’s about so much more than cooking.
We have several copies to give away to Manic Mommies listeners and book clubbers. The book discussion is scheduled for June 22nd (8PM EST). Call details will be provided a week before the call.
Just in case life gets in the way and you can’t make the call, we do record the book discussions so you can catch up and hear author insights at your convenience (Book Club Archives).
The Love Goddess’ Cooking School:
Camilla’s Cucinotta: Italian Cooking Classes. Fresh take-home pastas & sauces daily. Benvenuti! (Welcome!)
Holly Maguire’s grandmother Camilla was the Love Goddess of Blue Crab Island, Maine—a Milanese fortune-teller who could predict the right man for you, and whose Italian cooking was rumored to save marriages. Holly has been waiting years for her unlikely fortune: her true love will like sa cordula, an unappetizing old-world delicacy. But Holly can’t make a decent marinara sauce, let alone sa cordula. Maybe that’s why the man she hopes to marry breaks her heart. So when Holly inherits Camilla’s Cucinotta, she’s determined to forget about fortunes and love and become an Italian cooking teacher worthy of her grandmother’s legacy.
But Holly’s four students are seeking much more than how to make Camilla’s chicken alla Milanese. Simon, a single father, hopes to cook his way back into his daughter’s heart. Juliet, Holly’s childhood friend, hides a painful secret. Tamara, a serial dater, can’t find the love she longs for. And twelve-year-old Mia thinks learning to cook will stop her dad, Liam, from marrying his phony lasagna-queen girlfriend. As the class gathers each week, adding Camilla’s essential ingredients of wishes and memories in every pot and pan, unexpected friendships and romances are formed—and tested. Especially when Holly falls hard for Liam . . . and learns a thing or two about finding her own recipe for happiness.
To enter this month’s giveaway, send an e-mail (comments are not considered entries) to Mari.Partyka@gmail.com. Put ‘Love Goddess’ Cooking School’ in the subject line. Please include your shipping address in the body of your message.
Winners will be selected at random on Monday evening, May 9th