Friday, June 12, 2009

Food and Romance 6/12

Carly Yuenger

On today's show we discuss the tempting but sometimes disastrous relationship between food and romance with Giulia Melucci, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti, her new book that's part cookbook, part dating memoir.

To share your stories of how food figures into your relationships, or to tell us what your food memoir would be about post a comment below or leave us a voicemail at 1-877-GLOBE-07.

1 comment:

Mariana said...

Hi, I'm writing from Brazil to let you know that women not knowing how to cook is not a American only phenomenon, but also a Brazilian one. I have only one friend who can cook, all the other women I know who are the same age as me (I'm 29), are either strugling to learn how to cook now that they are married, or just can´t cook at all. Most of them lived alone before getting married, and still they didn't learn how to cook. I think any grown woman should know how to cook, being able to care for your family is a mark of womanhood. You don't have to slave over the pots and pans every day, the whole day, but any adult should be able to produce a decent meal for their loved ones. Call me old fashioned, call me crazy, but I think cooking is a basic adult skill.

I learned how to cook with my mother, and I get a real sense of connection and belonging when I repeat in my kitchen the same gestures, the same movements as my mother, and her mother, and her grandmother did. I know I'm a grown up when I can prepare a delicious meal for my family and friends and have them sit around my table enjoying good food.

I think everyone should know how to cook, and if I ever have children I'll make sure they learn at least the basics before leaving home.