The East End of Long Island sets the scene for a group of chefs attending a weeklong conference on Italian food. Food journalist and cooking instructor Janine Fiori is thrilled to be invited, but her enthusiasm fades as she encounters a series of puzzling events. Romance, a bit of suspense, the history of Italy, and numerous recipes combine to create a story about love, food, and life. More
Janine Fiori has many passions, and an invitation to an ocean-front resort on the East End of Long Island to attend a weeklong seminar about the history of Italian food combines three of them – food, Italian culture, and sexy Italian men. Janine’s adventure begins as soon as she receives the invitation, as she anticipates what she’ll learn at the lectures and fantasizes about the handsome Italian chefs who may be there.
At the opening reception, though, any thoughts of finding a new love are thwarted by the appearance of an old love. Someone Janine has not been able to get completely out of her mind … or her heart.
During the week, lectures about the history of Italy and its food combined with cooking team workshops form the background for personalities that blend and clash, and relationships that develop and dissolve in the spectacular oceanfront kitchen and its East End surroundings.
This modern day romance combines a bit of suspense, interwoven with the history of Italy, the foods of each region, maps of Italy, and 37 recipes, most developed especially for the book. A bibliography is included.