The "Sopranos" Family Cookbook

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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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About the Author:

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.

From Publishers Weekly:

In what is quite possibly the most fun of all the Sopranos-themed titles being published in time for the show's September return, this tongue-in-cheek cookbook brings homestyle Soprano family cooking to the table. Artie Bucco, the character (played by John Ventimiglia) who is the chef at the show's Vesuvio restaurant, sets the tone of this book of insider "family" secrets by explaining his family's move from Campania, Italy, to New Jersey, then turns to various Soprano characters. (A brief chapter on Neapolitan cooking is explained by the Newark Public Library's Natalie del Greco, who offers recipes for a simple Marinara Sauce as well as a Sunday Gravy.) In a chapter entitled "The Soprano Family Tradition," Bucco listens as Corrado Soprano Jr., or Uncle Jun', reminisces about Newark's Little Italy (which at one time felt like an "Italian Disneyland") while whetting his appetite with thoughts of Pasta Fagiole and Panzerotti (Neapolitan Potato Croquettes). While the book's conceit is playfully written by Rucker (The Sopranos: A Family History) in the voice of each character, the recipes, by Scicolone (Italian Holiday Cooking), are solid and honest-to-goodness Italian-American dishes. In a conversation with Bucco, Carmela Soprano reveals her Sicilian upbringing through such recipes as `Shcarole and Garlic (sauteed escarole), while scale-tipping Bobby Bacala pontificates on the importance of sweets and offers his own way to make Cannoli. Even the godfather himself, Tony Soprano, lectures on the art of the grill (fans will remember his BBQ panic attack). In the end, readers are left with a book-filled with stills from Soprano episodes-that is alternately enticing and wonderfully tacky, just like the Soprano family members themselves.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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