Monday, May 18, 2009

Currently reading / currently loving

Caruso's memoir begins with a letter to her son on how to cook pasta, but it's really a letter on striving to live well.

"The Italians were the ones to bring form and beauty to the pasta world - Ziti, Tortellini, Rotelli, Vermicelli, Gnocchi, Farfalle, to name a few. Each type has its own unique shape and so, a different texture to hold the sauce and tantalize the tongue. You decide which kind you think will make your tongue happiest and buy those." (p. 14)

"Now prepare yourself, because it will take quite a while for the water to boil. Always, always, you must be prepared to have patience in the kitchen. (. . .) The more you want something to happen, the slower it is in happening. (. . .) So while you're waiting for the water to boil, work around the kitchen, or just sit down and think for a while. Thinking is allowed, Louie. Some of the most famous people thought about things, some full time." (p. 15)

1 comment:

limonana said...

i love this! looks like my kind of book.