Book Reviews of LA Cucina

LA Cucina
LA Cucina
Author: Lily Prior
ISBN-13: 9780552999090
ISBN-10: 0552999091
Publication Date: 7/2/2001
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Transworld Pub
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Not at all what I expected. I found this book to be pointless. There was very little background for the main character, Rosa Fiore. Her relationship with her first love is minutely detailed, I could not sympathize with her when she lost him. The book mainly focused on her "relationship" with her lover. Which, I found to be empty and completely physical. I grew wearisome of her cooking for every little bump on the road she came across. The author should of left out the "storyline", and made this into a cookbook. This book was a fast, but numb read.
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Helpful Score: 2
A very off-beat book, rather like an Italian version of Like Water for Chocolate. Fast read, and most of the food sounds delicious.
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Helpful Score: 1
Sensual and fun
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Lovely, lovely read~
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a lusty, sensuous romp celebrating food, love, family - set in Sicily.
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A quirky novel of passion.
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A saucy tale of sex, recipes & murder.
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I really liked this one. Great story about passion and cooking. Quick read.
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cute book
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I love this book. One can feel the steam in the kitchen, smell the baked goods, and enjoy the deliciousness of love given in full.

Although not mentioned on the swap list, her novel "Ardor" is hilarious.
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I completely agree with DAMARIS P. (Dama)'s review. The storyline is pointless and mostly discusses the physical relationship between the main character and her lover whose importance to other characters or other points of the books is never made. There is even mention that it will be explained later, but never is. A complete waste of time. This book gives the impression that it will be an Italian version of Like Water for Chocolate but really, is a poorly mimicked version that has minimal, if any, literary depth whatsoever.