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Don't Fill Up on the Antipasto: Tony Danza's Father-Son Cookbook with Memories of an Italian-American Family and 50 of Their Best Recipesby Tony Danza
Synopses & Reviews
In the Danza family, the men did most of the cooking — great Italian-American food that has remained the favorite cuisine in American households for more than a century.
Now, actor, television personality, and exuberant cook Tony Danza and his son, Marc (and grandson, Nicholas!), invite you into the kitchen with their huge, at times hilarious, Italian-American clan for 50 top-secret family recipes (the sauce and the lasagna) and never-before-shared stories and photographs.
You'll meet Tony's mom and dad, and Tony's mom's family, the Camisas. You'll meet Marc's family and of course his son, Nicholas. You'll meet the uncles, the aunts, and the cousins, all important people in Tony's and Marc's upbringing. You'll read stories about an Italian immigrant family that grew strong in America and really lived the American dream.
The stories are, for the most part, wrapped around the recipes and the food that was the center of family life: Uncle John's Pasta with Prosciutto Sauce, Mother's Lasagna, Chicken with Lemon and Garlic, Holiday Antipasto, Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, Escarole and Bean Soup, Ricotta Cheesecake, and even Tony and Marc's Quick or Date Sauce, a fabulous tomato sauce that's fast, easy, and sure to help you impress the ladies.
So pull up a chair, pick up a fork, and join Tony and Marc as they cook, eat, and laugh their way through the generations. And remember, "don't fill up on the antipasto."
Just in time for Father's Day, television favorite Tony Danza and his son Marc present memories of their huge, hilarious Italian-American clan along with the secret family recipes they swore they'd never reveal. Illustrated.
About the Author
Tony Danza is a former boxer who worked in television on Taxi (1978-1983) and Who's the Boss? (1984-1992). As the host of The Tony Danza Show (2004-2006), he often showed off his culinary skills with son Marc and decided to do a book of family recipes and stories that he and his son treasured. Marc Danza, who has an extensive background in technology for television and event production, has worked in the industry for ESPN, the Staples Center, and Mandalay Entertainment Group. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Jackie Collins
In the Beginning
Words from the Son
The Father Speaks
Don't Fill Up On the Antipasto
Holiday AntipastoWhen Guys Gather
Marc's Super Bowl GuacamoleClams
Uncle Vinny's Clam Lesson
Clams on the Half-ShellUncle Tony's Baked Clams
"Gee, We Hate to Waste a Good Salad"Danza Everyday Salad
Nothing Like a Nice Bowl of Soup
Roasted Chicken SoupA Very Important Uncle
Escarole and Bean SoupThe Dukes and Hilda
Hilda's Tortilla Soup with Chicken and AvocadoPatty
Patty's Italian Egg Drop Soup
You Gonna Eat that Last Piece of Pizza?
Pasta Two MinutesBolognese Sauce with Spaghetti
Two MinutesBolognese Sauce with Spaghetti
Uncle John's Pasta with Prosciutto SauceSunday Sauce
Sunday Sauce with MeatballsDon't Be Afraid
Roasted Vegetable PastaThe Giant of Patchogue
Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes, Arugula, and Clams"Rokalirob"
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and SausageThe Every-Night Discussion
Pasta with Calamari and ShrimpWhat My Mother Cooked
Mother's LasagnaMain Courses
You're Eating Too Much Bread. Eat Bread!
Cha Cha's BracioleThe Mousse Is Loose
DessertsNot Big Bakers
Ricotta CheesecakeFinal Words
The Broadway Elixir
Acknowledgments and a Story
What Our Readers Are Saying
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