The "Sopranos" Family CookbookHardback
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- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
- Format: Hardback | 208 pages
- Dimensions: 190mm x 246mm x 24mm | 860g
- Publication date: 17 October 2002
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340827246
- ISBN 13: 9780340827246
- Illustrations note: 50 colour photographs
Eat like America's favourite crime family: fabulous Southern Italian recipes, photos, and lore from the hit series THE SOPRANOS. Not just a SOPRANOS fan book, not just your typical Italian cookbook, THE SOPRANOS FAMILY COOKBOOK makes it easy to cook ziti as good as Carmela's and satisfy your SOPRANOS cravings at the same time. THE SOPRANOS FAMILY COOKBOOK contains over one hundred recipes created with the character in mind, luscious pictures of the prepared dishes and photographs of Tony, his family, and all the wiseguys eating and cooking big, beautiful Italian meals. We've got Uncle Junior waxing nostalgic about Newark's Little Italy, Tony's grilling tips, Janice's stroll down dysfunctional memory lane, Artie's signature specialties a la Bucco, Livia's handwritten recipe for biscotti from 1967 and Carmela's favor-inducing ricotta pie with pineapple. Salted with SOPRANOS flavour, peppered with little known background and references, get behind the scenes - and into the kitchen - with these family dishes. The way to the heart of the SOPRANOS is through the stomach, and the way to create traditional Neapolitan feasts is with THE SOPRANOS FAMILY COOKBOOK.
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Allen Rucker is a writer and television journalist. He is the author of THE SOPRANOS: A FAMILY HISTORY, and has also written numerous award-winning TV specials and documentaries. Michele Scicolone is the author of six Italian cookbooks, and has been nominated for both the Julia Child and James Beard Foundation Awards.
'Good old family cooking from the family that really does mean business. The Sopranos family cookbook is the essential guide to cooking the Italian way for goodfellas and notso goodfellas everywhere. Wonderful!' Mike Gayle 'Based on simply the best TV series ever, I would buy this and then wait to be invited to lots of Italian/American dinner parties' Bookseller, Top Books for Giving and Receiving this Christmas
To quote from a letter written by Anthony Soprano Jr, 'There is nothing on the planet better than food. Food always hits the spot.' The Neapolitan recipes in this companion volume to the popular television series certainly do that, but there is more to this book than food. Bobby Bacala speaks out about style tips for heavy eaters - if it doesn't make you cocky, don't wear it - while Junior gives his ten tips for living well and living long - enjoy the music of life while you still have ears. Artie Bucco, master chef of Nuovo Vesuvio, the cult series restaurant, introduces sections contributed by friends and family. We have Janice Soprano's memories of Sunday dinner: baked ziti, Livia's fried mushrooms, rib roast and manicotti. Is your mouth watering? Read on. Carmela's section includes instructions for making escarole and meatballs soup and ends with a wonderful recipe for pear and grappa pound cake. There are authentic tips for shopping and preparation, ideas for pasta, pizza, grills and poultry, seafood, salads and desserts, all with clear, simple explanations. It is a celebration of what Artie Bucco calls 'la cucina nostra', the Italian - American table. If the photographs of the men are a touch scary then follow their advice, learn the secrets of their cuisine and you will be one of them. As Paulie Walnuts, alias Peter Gualtieri, says, his mother taught him the glory and solace of food, and he honours her in passing on what she taught him. A perfect book for admirers of The Sopranos and all lovers of Italian food. (Kirkus UK)