Sophia Loren, Food Writer

What her two cookbooks reveal about her stardom

Mayukh Sen
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All photos: Gary He

Her 18th-floor apartment in Geneva’s Hôtel Intercontinental felt like a dungeon. But in the spring of 1968, Sophia Loren had no choice but to stay there.

The movie star confined herself there while pregnant with her first child, Carlo Ponti Jr., complying with her doctor’s orders. A dense layer of fog obscured her…

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Mayukh Sen
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Mayukh Sen is a writer in New York. He has won James Beard and IACP Awards for his work. His first book will be published by W.W. Norton & Company in Fall 2021.