Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

The View From Here

Waisting Time

January 22, 2014

Okay, we just rolled over three weeks into the new year and my resolution to shed ten pounds is already looking...well, irresolute. I don't have to bother stepping on the scale to know, the waistline of my slacks tell the story.

I thought I'd do better once a couple of weeks went by and the last of the pies and cakes and Christmas cookies were finally consumed. And I really do try to be good, but things happen, like Sunday when the Patriots lost to the Broncos, for instance.

After the game, I was too distraught by the loss to even think about eating. But then my wife whipped up this pasta dish I'd never had, using gemelli in a pesto sauce with potatoes and green beans. Oh, my God. It sounds like a strange combination but it was unbelievable. Long and the short, I rediscovered my appetite and put the game behind me.

I love that about food, the way it can pick you right up when you're down, so I'm not going to waste too much time fretting about carrying a little extra girth around. It's the winter, after all. Time to be hibernate. I'll worry about it in the spring when I can get back out on my bicycle and ride a few pounds off.

Been getting some nice feedback on "The Glassblower's Apprentice". Thank you all!


  1. February 11, 2014 5:53 AM EST
    Just finished The Glassblower's Apprentice. Very inspirational. Reading another of your books is like having an espresso with an old friend.
    - Dawn Marie

Selected Works

The journey back to life leads through the heart...
“A beautiful novel...Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love.”
Luanne Rice
New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes you can go home again...
“Poignant and emotionally revealing, Pezzelli's latest will have you laughing, crying and simply enjoying a first-rate novel.”
--Romantic Times
"Home cooking, good pasta, and traditional family values conquer all in this amusing and touching story."
--Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island."
Claire Cook
--author of Must Love Dogs

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