I posted this photo a month ago of Sophia Loren holding two items that every Filipino who grew up in the ’60s-’70s is familiar with — the dreaded wooden giant spoon & fork.
That photo was actually taken from Sophia’s 1971 cookbook, In Cucina Con Amore (published in English as “Eat With Me”). I’ve been wanting this book for a while because the recipes were all written by Sophia herself. Imagine, owning a cookbook from a woman who once said about her famously voluptous figure: “Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti.” Take that, anti-carb crusaders!
As much as I love Sophia, I think some of the photos from her cookbook are just hilarious. It’s like she’s some alien visitor to our planet, the way she poses with food. Mangia mangia!