Review : The Gastronomy of Marriage

above photos courtesy of Tastespotting {similar dishes were prepared by Michelle and Rich}
Fried Rice and Broccoli-Rabe-and-Caramelized-Onion-Frittata


I recently finished reading The Gastronomy of Marriage {a memoir of food and love} by Michelle Maisto and absolutely loved it! This is the story of Michelle and Rich, two engaged foodies that are merging two cultures together in both life and at the table {Chinese and Italian}. Since "Rich craves the light fare his mother learned to prepare as a girl in China" and "Michelle leans toward the hearty dishes her father knew as a boy in Italy" the nightly question often is What should we have for dinner? Michelle's descriptions of the food are superb and makes you want to head to the kitchen to start cooking. And, if you want to make some of the dishes that are talked about in the book, you can, as Michelle has included several recipes throughout the memoir.

Along with the cooking, Michelle and Rich must also figure out how to avoid the pitfalls of a multi-cultural wedding - so therefore, when "two becoming one" isn't likely, you must find an option number three.

The Gastronomy of Marriage {a memoir of food and love} is a delightful read whether you are just engaged or already married. And, I'm already hoping Michelle is planning a sequel to the memoir.

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