The Hill: Its History - Its Recipes

The Hill: It's History - Its Recipes showcases the culture and food of the Italian neighborhood The Hill in St. Louis, Missouri. If you enjoy cookbooks that go a step further than the recipes, you will be fascinated by this cookbook which covers the history of the neighborhood. There are also several restaurant recipes from local establishments in The Hill including Charlie Gitto's, Dominic's, Giovanni's, and Cunetto's. 


Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 199 pages. 

Copyright: 2003 

Publisher: G. Bradley Publishing 

Author: Eleanor Berra Marfisi 

ISBN: 9780943963969

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Description: In The Hill: Its History, Its Recipes, not only do we highlight the heritage of this close-knit neighborhood, we also celebrate the life stories of the very immigrants which founded the Hill. 

To many, the Hill in St. Louis is an Italian neighborhood known for its nationally acclaimed restaurants, specialty grocery stores, "shotgun" style homes, and bakeries specializing in tiramisu and cannolis. Why was it named the Hill? When early Italian immigrants trudged back home from their back-breaking jobs, they called the incline "La Montagna (The Mountain)." 

In this community, which gave the world Lawrence "Yogi" Berra and Joe Garagiola, we turn a spotlight on four of the Hill's award-winning restaurants, legendary for classic dishes of impeccable quality. They include Charlie Gitto's "On the Hill," Dominic's, Giovanni's, and Cunetto House of Pasta. U.S. Presidents, past and present, Oprah Winfrey, Paul McCartney, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and a host of sports greats including Michael Jordan, Joe DiMaggio, and Tommy LaSorda have all sought out this small enclave to enjoy a fine dining experience which is synonymous with the Hill. Not only does this book highlight the "rags to riches" stories of these four restaurant families, it also features some of their amazing signature dishes such as linguini tutto mare, veal saltimbocca, zuppa di pesce, and "the original" toasted ravioli recipe. 

As an added bonus, local residents of the Hill have opened up their kitchens to share their time-tested, traditional recipes which are reminiscent of families gathering around Grandma's dining table to share their lives during Sunday dinners. 

The Hill: Its History, Its Recipes is a wonderful blend -- a book like no other. Much like a recipe which offers delightful combinations to entice the senses, this book offers a collection of culinary delights, snapshots of the daily lives and aspirations of the Hill immigrants, and a look back into an enduring community with a rich cultural heritage. Simply put, this book seeks to bring you the best of the Hill; its history, its food, its people, and its heart. 


Condition: Good condition. 

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