- Title: La Cucina
- Author: Lily Prior
- ISBN: 9725302400
- Page: 103
- Format: Paperback
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Onvan : La Cucina - Nevisande : Lily Prior - ISBN : 60953691 - ISBN13 : 9780060953690 - Dar 263 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2000
4.5 StarsOkay guys, remember all the hype surrounding Eat, Pray, Love - about how it was all about the food and the celebration of being your own person? And then you read it and found it to be a pretty vapid and pretentious travelogue? Well, then La Cucina: A Novel of Rapture might actually satisfy you if you are looking for something similar to what was promised with that other book.Not only are there a ton of mouth-watering descriptions of Sicilian cooking, but the prose is actually scrumptio [...]
I felt like I needed to include a book I didn't like. I really, really, really disliked this book. The author peppers the story with Italian words, but never really captures Italian culture. She resorts to some tired stereotypes - the ignorant peasant girl, the possessive father who uses the words "dishonor" and "puttana" way too much, the fat middle-aged woman, the Mafia taking out a foreigner, etc. This left me cold. I couldn't sympathize with the characters because they were so two-dimensiona [...]
Слаба ракия като цяло. Нещо като смесица между "50 нюанса сиво" и "Като гореща вода за шоколад".Изключително дразнещо е че книгата е пълна с грешки - не е минавала през редактор и коректор.
Title - La Cucina: A Novel of RaptureAuthor - Lily PriorSummary -This is the tale of Rosa Fiore, a peasant Sicilian girl who grows up in a passionate household and who in her way finds her own passions. From the men she loves to the cooking she does. Rosa's family has always been suspect in her small village. Her mother's powerful and lustful ways the stuff of much gossip. Until the birth of her brothers, Siamese twins, proof of her mother's wickedness the gossip was always in whispers. For Rosa [...]
L’histoireLa Cucina se passe au début du 20e siècle. C’est l’histoire de Rosa, une jeune italienne qui adore faire la cuisine. Elle soulage ses inquiétudes, ses joies, ses colères etc. en faisant à manger pour sa famille et elle-même. Lorsque son amoureux est assassiné, elle quitte sa campagne natale pour aller vivre sa vie en ville. Elle y passera près de 25 ans de sa vie comme bibliothécaire. À l’aube de ses 25 ans de service, elle rencontre un étranger avec lequel s’ensui [...]
What a fun and racy read! The lead character, Rosa, is easy to fall in love with. I found myself in my own daydreams that included the wonderful aroma of her cooking – if only I could have sat at her table for samples! And thank goodness she met L’Inglese in his ‘come to bed shoes’ – I will never look at men’s shoes the same again…Thank you, Rosa, for inspiring me to bake fresh bread last night; it was delicious! And thanks to Bebe for recommending this book as it is a fun and inte [...]
Definitely a page turner: I read it in less than three hours. However, I didn't enjoy it as the love interest's personality was repellent. For example, "[he] waved me ahead of him up the spiral staircase. I had reached halfway before I realized that he had positioned himself directly underneath and was looking up my skirts. I tried to gather the material close around my legs so he could not see anything, but in truth, he had already seen everything. He smiled broadly at my discomfort." Urgh. Als [...]
A friend loaned this book; her mother loaned it to her because she said it made her laugh. I didn't laugh but I sure enjoyed reading this story of passion, in all rooms of the house and in the garden as well. The cover is rich and so is the story. La Cucina is the kitchen where the life of the cooks in the household takes place. Rosa Flores is a cook - kneading dough calms her, creating an elaborate dish lets her forget her pain. A sumptuous read.
This novel is much too easy to mock, and so I dare not, since I might get carried away. The author raises "food porn" to a whole new level, and I don't mean in a good way. OK, I just can't help myself: one teensy little mockery: the narrator is more full of herself than a Mario Batali cannoli! Read at your peril. (Or if you want to laugh out loud, when you really shouldn't.) On the other hand maybe it was meant to be this funny.
Lily Prior is now one of my favorite authors. I love everything from her style of writing to her very unique imagination. The only thing that pains me about Lily Prior is her novels are too short. She has so many interesting plot points and characters in her writing that simply get glossed over due to her penchant to keep her novels short and sweet. I liken Lily Prior to 'Haruki Murakami Lite.'
Really enjoyed this book. Makes you want to cook, eat and have lots of sex!
Quand une collègue de travail te recommande fortement un livre en te disant qu'il lui a fait penser à toi que tu lui donnes un chance même si la lecture de la quatrième de couverture te donne l'impression que c'est très loin de tes préférences et que le tout s'avère tellement médiocre que tu abandonnes après en avoir lu le tiers. Mal écrit, mal traduit, une histoire insignifiante, d'apparence sulfureuse, mais finalement prude et convenue, avec la promesse d'une intrigue basée sur la [...]
Layered with nearly every cliché about Italian life, this "ribald" food porn tale about a busty single woman and her love of cooking did provide a few interesting recipes. However, her two affairs (first true love, murdered; the second, a somewhat creepy Englishman) and her cooking comprise the majority of this tale, along with a nosy landlady, some Mafia types, and superstitious locals. While it seems to have pleased other readers, I wonder how they would react to a similarly told story about [...]
Rosa leaves her family farm & flees to the city after her first love is murdered. For years she lives a quiet solitary life until one day a man known as L'Inglese enters the library where she is working. L'Inglese reawakens the passions deep in Rosa & they embark on a passionate affair until one day he simply vanishes.This tale is full of a wide variety of characters including a perverted priest, half-witted farm hands & siamese twins.t the romantic story I was expecting, but neverth [...]
En burlesk må-bra. Inget för de sippa.
3.5 A bit dated and fairly silly
Enjoyable book, good pace, characters interesting and funny and evocative of Sicily and Italian food.
A fun, quick read filled with amazing food, ridiculous sex, the odd bit of mafia action, Siamese twins, a library, a farm, a fire and a surprising end. This is a solid
Sue brought this to book club, she's long had a thing for books about Italy and food; it sat on the shelf for a while as the reviews were unenthusiastic, but it looked like a quick read and I'm trying to clear as many books from the pile as I can before our next meeting, so gave it a go. What can I say, I finished it, and it's not as bad as expected, but it's not great.The story is OK - what there is of it - only daughter Rosa grows up on a farm in Sicily in the 1920s surrounded by her dominatin [...]
The author takes a lighthearted and superficial romp through Sicilian stereotypes regarding food, sex and honour. It is a quick and sometimes amusing read, which I quite enjoyed, but neither the descriptions of the sex or of the food really reach the heights of rapture. There is plenty of sweaty pounding of dough and flesh, but the pivotal scene combining food and sex just made me laugh and I'm not sure whether this was intended or not.The book is divided into seasons. In Winter we hear of a ser [...]
"we sucked and sucked at one another, paddling with our hungry tongues." This is one of the worst books I've ever read. It alternated between cliche, trite, badly written, and ridiculous. If the author could have focused solely on the cooking, culture, and crime aspects of the novel, it would have been half decent in spite of the total abuse of punctuation (averaging 2 comma errors per page). However, the romance portions of the book were absolutely atrocious. Many of the interactions between Ro [...]
I'm so incredibly disappointed by this book after absolutely loving "Nectar". I found myself constantly rolling my eyes at the clumsy attempts at writing a "passionate, sensuous story about desire" or whatever all the reviews said.
Two young people fall in love and the parents aren't happy about this. Boy dies and girl goes back home where she takes over the kitchen and she cooks and cooks and eats. Then another man enters her life at the library. The ending will make you cry. But I loved this book!
La Cucina was a quick and engaging read that I enjoyed quite a bit. The tale follows the life and loves of Rosa Fiore whose gifts with food were legendary in her Sicilian village and expressed her passions and sensuality in a socially appropriate way. After a tragedy occurs in her home village, Rosa sets off to Palermo and becomes a librarian where, 25 years later, she meets L'Inglese and ignited by a passion for him and for life that transforms her.Without giving away the plot, this story was f [...]
Pretty good tale, light reading, although not as mad as Nectar (I did like Nectar!). This was a light, love and romance and cooking story - I suppose the Italien version of Joanne Harris' Chocolat and Susana whats-her-name's Like Water for Chocolate. It's a bit of a cliched Italian stereotype I suppose, but this book isn't aiming to be nitty-gritty real life, and to criticise it for not being that is to miss the point. This is a kind of fable fairy tale about one woman's life.It's not the happie [...]
If you are a foodie, you will enjoy reading this book. There are no recipes included, but thanks to that little thing called The Internet, all recipes can easily be found. The book is basically about food, and sex. Eating food during sex. Having sex using food as props. Cooking to stave off sorrow and loneliness for a lost lover.La Cucina can be compared to Like Water for Chocolate but without all the magical properties assigned the food. If you want something more straightforward read Julie and [...]
The beginning was a lot move eventful and well thought-out than the rest of the book, which was mostly tales of Rosa, the heroine, and her foreign lover's sexual adventures. The novel is sprinkled with descriptions of lavish Sicilian recipes, which Rosa gives names to in her language and then doesn't explain in English. She had a sad life: After losing her father and her first love when she was young, she falls into a depression and starts arguing with her mother. She leaves home to live twenty- [...]
This felt like an Italian Like Water for Chocolate, which I also gave four stars. A woman deals with a demanding and domineering mother (and a slew of brothers). Lots of food and cooking is involved, and the passion that stems from the culinary activities extends into sexual activities, and vice-versa. I especially liked that the main character became a librarian, though portraying her as the stereotypical dowdy sort of library worker did not please me, heh.It's a light and easy read with a dose [...]
Drenched in the sensuality that accompanies a true passion for food, we meet the protagonist Rosa Fiore. Lonely, desperate for love without knowing it, Lily sublimates her sensual nature into a love for food. Her food preparations are elaborate and the descriptions of them just heavenly. But romance truly blossoms when L’Inglese enters the picture. The reader is inundated with truly smoldering entries of Rosa’s romance with this mysterious man who clearly revels in food and good eating as mu [...]
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