Saporoso – poems of Italian Food & Love
by Jennifer Barone with artwork by Lam Khong
Saporoso (Italian for “tasty”) – is the latest collection of poems by Jennifer Barone with original drawings by artist Lam Khong. Saporoso reads like a robust, Italian dinner menu that explores the sensual nature of Italian culture, mythology, family, sex and love through Italian food and its natural, aphrodisiac qualities. As she states in her poem, “it is no small thing to eat” – through making and sharing food, we find the basic thread of our humanity, connection to each other and ultimately an expression of love.
This updated, Second Edition by Feather Press – includes three new poems and a new section of her family recipes.
USD $18. + $5 shipping – Paperback, 81 pages
Saporoso is also for sale at the following stores in San Francisco:
The Gardener at the SF Ferry Building Marketplace, SF CA
Book Passage at The SF Ferry Building Marketplace, SF CA
Libreria Pino – online and pop-up shop at 1412 Grant Ave in North Beach, SF
Giovanni Italian Specialties, 629 Union Street in North Beach, SF
Rialto Mercato, 705 Columbus Avenue in North Beach, SF
Alley Cat Book Store, 3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA
Bird & Beckett Books, 653, Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA
Adobe Books, 3130 24th Street, San Francisco, CA
by Jennifer Barone with her father Edward Barone’s original artwork, 2006
Secret City is a collection of poems that explore Jennifer’s move from New York City to San Francisco.