Sicilian American Pasta - Signed by Illustrator Miriam Dougenis

Sicilian American Pasta is signed by Illustrator Miriam Dougenis. This cookbook by John Penza and Tony Corsi offers up 99 Italian recipes you can't refuse. This regional Italian cookbook features dishes from Southern Italy. Dougenis, a Hamptons artist, illustrated the book and inscribed a note to the original owner. 


Format: Softcover, 173 pages. 

Copyright: 1994 

Publisher: Ten Speed Press 

Author: John Penza and Tony Corsi 

ISBN: 9780898156218

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Description: Chefs Penza and Corsi want to make you a dinner you can't refuse. Third-generation Sicilians and second cousins, the authors of Sicilian American Pasta grew up in a section of Brooklyn that to this day considers itself a far outpost of Sicily, and ethnic awareness is no farther than the end of your fork. Uncle Sal used to raise the birds for Rigatoni with Chicken and Roast Peppers, Mama grew her own herbs for Cheese Tortellini with Caponata, and Great Aunt Angela slipped the kids a glass of vino with their Lasagna al Pesto Basilica. 

These recipes -- and dozens more -- appear in the colorful pages of this book. This is a kind of Italian home cooking few Americans get to experience -- hearty, often simple, bursting with freshness and flavor.

The cuisines of Southern Italy are heavily influenced by commerce with Greece, Spain, and the Middle East, lending exotic flavors that complement the more familiar pestos and tomato-based sauces.

Many of these pastas are vegetarian, others feature fish, shellfish, lamb, sausage, caviar, duck, or chicken. While not every dish is just like something mama used to make (unless mama was in the habit of cooking Linguine with Smoked Sturgeon and Shiitake Mushrooms or Spaghettini with Scallops and Goat Cheese), the authors' simple instructions and friendly tone will have even the novice cooking like someone from the neighborhood in no time. Great Aunt Angela would be proud. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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