Now that the weather is getting a little better, I am getting back into my almost-summer reading habits. I have stumbled onto a great book. It's written by the former food critic for the New York Times, Frank Bruni. It's called "Born Round", and it's a book about his struggle with overeating and how his love/hate relationship with food helped shape his life.
It's full of funny stories featuring his lovable Italian-American family and his food-obsessed friends. I have just started this book, but I can tell you already that it's one of the most entertaining I have ever read. Frank Bruni is truly a great writer with an amazing sense of humor. I have never laughed this hard while reading a book!!!
Growing up in an Italian-American household, I can relate to Bruni's stories about the importance of food in our lives. His beloved Grandmother who cooked up a storm brought back memories of my own Nani who, like Bruni's Grandmother, churned out one great dish after another in her basement kitchen. Oh, how I miss her white pizza, homemade pasta, pizzelles and biscotti, just to name a few.
But you don't have to be Italian to appreciate the stories in this book. Everybody has to eat and this take on food will have your savoring every word and hungry for more!