this, this, this, and this), and The Gastronomy of Marriage is the latest one I've read. I don't remember where I first saw this title, but I was drawn to it and knew I would like it. I love the way Michelle Maisto describes the dishes she and her fiancé are making. "I break up the dried spinach and add it to the ricotta batter along with more salt, ground pepper, a pinch of nutmeg, and the thin ribbons of basil, and then spread the mixture down the centers of eight somewhat cooled lasagna noodles, rolling them gently so their fillings stay inside. The finished rolls, with their spiraling green interiors and little fluted edges all pointed north, are pretty in the white casserole, with its thin layers of red sauce on top and below." When someone can describe food and make it sound appetizing without a picture, I'm sold. In addition to her writing about food, she's learning about compromise and what it takes for two people with different backgrounds, preferences, and even eating styles to live together. She says, "It's one thing to know how to be together, and it's another to learn when to be apart." So true. Sometimes you just need space. Anyway, I loved this book and if you like food or reading about food, you would probably like it too. However, since reading this book and Girl in Translation, I've been in a book rut. I keep starting books and putting them down. What book should I read next? I want book suggestions!
P.S. Happy First Day of Summer! Have you entered to win a popsicle making kit?