Leone's Italian Cookbook - Vintage 1967

Leone's Italian Cookbook is a 1967 vintage cookbook from the famous New York restaurant, Mama Leone's. With 300 Italian recipes from the family, you'll enjoy the cooking that made the Leone name famous. 


Format: Hardcover and dust jacket, 244 pages 

Copyright: 1967. Book Club Edition 

Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers 

Author: Gene Leone 

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Description: The famous New York restaurateur shares more than 300 of his family's favorite Italian recipes with you and tells you many fascinating stories about the renowned restaurant started by his mother. 

In this cookbook you find hundreds of recipes for soups, salads, meat courses, antipasto, desserts, pasta, sauces, Gaffe espresso, vegetables, fish and poultry -- in fact, dishes of every kind suitable for everything from light meals for two to sumptuous banquets. All the recipes are clearly written with step-by-step instructions. Mr. Leone frequently suggests the ideal wine to serve with each dish as well as complementary courses to make the meal one you will long remember. 

Other helpful features are a complete index and lists of ingredients and cooking equipment you should have on hand. Here also are answers to questions pertaining to dining out that Mr. Leone was asked most frequently during his many years as a restaurateur. 

In Leone's Italian Cookbook, you follow the astonishing success of the restaurant from its beginning in 1906 in Mother Leone's living room with twenty seats to its sale by Gene Leone in 1959, when it served as many as 6,000 dinners a night. You meet the famous people who were not only devoted clients of the restaurant but friends of the Leones', including President Truman, President Eisenhower, Enrico Caruso, Victor Herbert, Liberace and W. C. Fields. 

Eight pages of photographs show Gene Leone and his mother at work in their kitchen and some of the famous personalities who enjoyed their magnificent meals. 

The main purpose of Leone's Italian Cookbook is to acquaint you with the wonderful recipes that made Mother Leone's cooking so famous and so successful -- recipes that will enable you to serve equally delicious Italian meals in your own home. 


Condition: Good condition with minor cover wear. 

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