For the last fifteen minutes, I've been washing dishes and trying to come up with some clever, pithy phrase with which to start off this review. An interior design pun? Some cute witticism or an Italian-esque bon mot? (Can a bon mot, by definition, even BE Italianesque?!?) Forget it. Forget everything. Let me just say this and get it over with: I LOVE ADRIANA TRIGIANI.
There are writers who inspire you in a profound way. There are writers you wish you had as teachers in English Lit 101, and there are writers you want to sit across from at some fabulously expensive restaurant listening to them expound upon Their Craft. Adriana Trigiani is none of these. This is a woman you want to cook