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The Sopranos Family Cookbookby Allen Rucker
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Nuovo Vesuvio. The "family" restaurant, redefined. Home to the finest in Napolitan' cuisine and Essex County's best kept secret. Now Artie Bucco, la cucina's master chef and your personal host, invites you to a special feast...with a little help from his friends. From arancini to zabaglione, from baccala to Quail Sinatra-style, Artie Bucco and his guests, the Sopranos and their associates, offer food lovers one hundred Avellinese-style recipes and valuable preparation tips. But that's not all! Artie also brings you a cornucopia of precious Sopranos artifacts that includes photos from the old country; the first Bucco's Vesuvio's menu from 1926; AJ's school essay on "Why I Like Food"; Bobby Bacala's style tips for big eaters, and much, much more. So share the big table with: Tony Soprano, waste management executive "Most people soak a bagful of discount briquettes with lighter fluid and cook a pork chop until it's shoe leather and think they're Wolfgang Puck." Enjoy his tender Grilled Sausages sizzling with fennel or cheese. Warning: Piercing the skin is a fire hazard. Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Tony's uncle "Mama always cooked. No one died of too much cholesterol or some such crap." Savor his Pasta Fazool, a toothsome marriage of cannellini beans and ditalini pasta, or Giambott', a grand-operatic vegetable medley. Carmela Soprano, Tony's wife "If someone were sick, my inclination would be to send over a pastina and ricotta. It's healing food." Try her Baked Ziti, sinfully enriched with three cheeses, and her earthy 'Shcarole with Garlic. Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, associate of Tony Soprano "I have heard that Eskimos have fifty words for snow. We have five hundred words for food." Sink your teeth into his Eggs in Purgatory-eight eggs, bubbling tomato sauce, and an experience that's pure heaven. As Artie says, "Enjoy, with a thousand meals and a thousand laughs. Buon' appetito!"
Staffed and run by a band of misfit inmates, the kitchen at Litchfield is in many ways the center of the popular show Orange Is the New Blackand#8212;a setting for camaraderie, drug smuggling, power struggles, and plot twists. And then there is the food. With 65 recipes, 12 sidebars that expand upon the fiction of the show, and 60 photographs from the show featuring favorite characters and memorable moments, Orange Is the New Black Presents: The Cookbook adds new dimensions to any fanand#8217;s obsession.
The recipes cover three square meals a day, plus snacks/sides, desserts, and drinks. They include Redand#8217;s Chicken Kiev, Miss Claudetteand#8217;s Coconut Cake, and Prison Punch. The sidebars include Taysteeand#8217;s sugandshy;gested prison reading list, the recipe for Redand#8217;s Homemade Homeopathic Remedies, and a prison glossary.
Chock full of in-depth information about the show, including recipe headnotes by the characters, DIY projects that emulate notable props, and prison factoids that help bring the show to life, this cookbook will bring a little piece of Litchfield right into your very own kitchen.
An Italian cookbook from the creators and stars of VH1and#8217;s and#147;Mob Wives,and#8221; featuring family recipes and stories of growing up in a mob family.
Mob Wives," a reality TV series that follows the lives of four women affiliated with the Mob, has quickly risen to become the #1 show on VH1 and has inspired multiple spinoffs. The show's creator, Jennifer Graziano, one of its stars, Renee Graziano, and their restaurateur sister Lana Graziano, have joined together to create this stunning full color cookbook that will share 100 of their favorite and most coveted family recipes, from pasta, meat, chicken, and fish, to more, plus never-before-heard stories and anecdotes from inside the most famous mob family of our day (like how to sneak meatballs to family members in prison). The cookbook will feature personal stories centered around food and family, some funny, some outrageous, and some sentimental, but always authentic. For these women, there is nothing more important than family, and at the heart of every family and#150; especially every Italian family — is food.
About the Author
Jennifer Graziano is the creator and Executive Producer of "Mob Wives," the #1 show on VH1 for two seasons running, with two more seasons on the way. She also produces and#147;Big Angand#8221;, and#147;Mob Wives Chicagoand#8221; and and#147;Mob Wives Miamiand#8221; (coming soon), in partnership with Harvey Weinstein. Renee Graziano is the star of "Mob Wives" and perhaps the showand#8217;s most compelling character. She is divorced from Hector Pagan, Jr., who was exposed as an FBI informant, and with whom she has a son, A.J. Sheand#8217;s been the subject of feature articles in People, US Weekly, and OK!, and appeared on The View, GMA, Extra, and many more. Lana Graziano-Zancocchio is the oldest of the Graziano clan. She married John Zancocchio, brother in law to Hector and#147;Juniorand#8221; Pagan and member of the Bonanno crime family, in the 1980s. Now divorced, they still own and operate several restaurants. Lanaand#8217;s also a close friend of Big Ang of "Mob Wives." Jennifer, Renee, and Lana are the daughters of Anthony and#147;T.G.and#8221; Graziano, the capo of the Bonanno crime family, currently serving a prison sentence on federal racketeering and extortion charges.
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