Synopses & Reviews
Recipes to make even the toughest tough guy beg for more…
Moms Antipasto • Sunday Gravy (Meat Sauce) • Cheaters Chicken Stock • Striped Bass for Paulie • Fat Larrys Pizza Dough • Henrys Kickback Antipasti Hero • Sicilian Easter Bread with Colored Eggs • Clams Casino • Osso Buco • Oven Penitentiary Sauce with Sausage • Michaels Favorite Ziti with Meat Sauce • and many others
Henry Hill was a born wiseguy. At the pizzeria where he worked as a kid, he learned to substitute pork for veal in cutlets—which came in handy later when the bankroll was low. At thirteen, he got his first percentage from a local deli—that lost business when he started supplying the neighborhood wiseguys with his own heroes. And what great heroes they were…
Once he entered Witness Protection, though, Hill found himself in places where prosciutto was impossible to get and gravy was something you put on mashed potatoes. So he learned to fake it when necessary (for example, Romano with white pepper took the place of real pecorino-siciliano cheese), and wherever he found himself, Hill managed to keep good Italian food on the table. He still brings this flair for improvisation to his cooking. No recipe is set in stone. And substitutions are listed in case you need them.
Now, in his inimitable style, Hill tells some spicy stories of his life in the Mob and shows you how to whip up his favorite dishes, Sicilian style—even when youre cooking on the run....
Henry Hill was a born wiseguy, and his love of food got him through both the good and bad times. Even cooking on the run in the Federal Witness Protection Program-where prosciutto was impossible to find and gravy was something you put on mashed potatoes-he managed to keep good Italian food on the table. He still brings this flair for improvisation to his cooking. No recipe is set in stone. And substitutions are listed just in case.
Now, in his inimitable style, Hill tells some spicy stories of his life in the Mob and out, and shows readers how to whip up his favorite dishes, Sicilian-style-recipes to make even the toughest tough-guy beg for more...
Mom's Antipasto Sunday Gravy (Meat Sauce) Cheaters Chicken Stock Striped Bass for Paulie Fat Larry's Pizza Dough Henry's Kickback Antipasti Hero Sicilian Easter Bread with Colored Eggs Clams Casino Osso Bucco Oven Penitentiary Sauce with Sausage Michael's Favorite Ziti with Meat Sauce and many others
From America's favorite wiseguy--Henry Hill, whose life was portrayed in "GoodFellas"--comes a collection of recipes accompanied by spicy stories of his life in the Mob.
About the Author
Henry Hill began working for the Lucchese crime family in the East New York section of Brooklyn at the age of eleven. Fully indoctrinated into all aspects of gangster life, Henry was involved in virtually every type of racket and criminal activity that the family ran. To avoid prison, he disappeared into the Federal Witness Protection Program, which relocated him and his family in various out-of-the-way places numerous times over the ensuing years.