A new twist on the old Cyrano de Bergerac tale, The Food of Love by Anthony Capella is about Laura, an American in Rome, studying art. Tomasso, an Italian waiter with a penchant for blonde American girls, overhears Laura tell a friend that she is no longer interested in Italian men, unless she could find a chef. He convinces her to let him cook her a meal then quickly convinces his friend and chef Bruno to prepare the meal for him. Bruno is quiet, not as charming or good looking as Tomasso, but composes masterpieces of food. He’s shy around women but has been admiring a particularly beautiful blonde he’s seen at the food market. When he discovers that the girl Tomasso is asking him to cook for is the one he has been longing for, he pours all of his disappointment into creating exquisite meals for her. Laura falls in love with the food and supposedly with Tomasso, but wonders why he often doesn’t seem as passionate as his cooking would indicate. This delightfully funny and sensual romance will capture your heart and make you long for Italian food.