The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual

The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Cooking Manual

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When Frank Falcinelli told his grandmother about the Brooklyn restaurant he planned to open with childhood friend Frank Castronovo, she instructed them to call it a spuntino - the Italian word for both a snack and a place to have snacks. Today, their tin-ceilinged, brick-walled restaurant (along with its newer Manhattan cousin) has a line out the door. This smart and entertaining cookbook may have an old-fashioned look, but the recipes are precisely what we want to eat now: Meatballs with Pine Nuts & Raisins, Fennel, Celery Root & Parsley Salad with Sliced Red Onion, Lemon & Pecorino, Red Wine Prunes with Mascarpone. With easy tutorials on making fresh pasta or tying braciola, and an amusing discussion on Brooklyn-style Sunday 'sauce' (ragu), "The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Kitchen Manual" shows why "The New York Times'" former restaurant critic Frank Bruni called the Franks' food 'completely satisfying'.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 725.75g
  • Artisan Division of Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 75 line drawings, 32 pages of full colour photos
  • 1579654150
  • 9781579654153
  • 179,288

Review quote

"The ingredient lists are short, the recipes are simple, flavorful, and easy to follow."
--New York Times "This witty guide showcases the 'radically simple' cooking philosophy of the chef-owners of Brooklyn's Frankies Spuntino. It presents pared-down Italian food full of flavor, not pretense."
-Bon Appétit "Everything I made from the book . . . was surprisingly easy and just as delicious as what I've eaten at the restaurants."
-New York Times Book Review "A cookbook that's as useful as it is artfully conceived."
-GQ

"The team behind the popular Brooklyn eatery divulges light Italian secrets in this beautiful tome worthy of any bookshelf."
-Entertainment Weekly "When we're craving the comforts of red sauce classics, the Frankie's cookbook is full of reliable recipes guaranteed to keep us satiated."
--Time Out New York "The book is a perfect reflection of the Franks' philosophy of making the past the hippest part of the present."
-Food & Wine "This quirky, lovely, intelligent cookbook is worth reading from cover to cover than starting over again."
-Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Unfussy ingredients . . . surprisingly sophisticated."
-Grub Street
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