Book Review: Brooklyn Italian - A Memoir Of Recipes Of Days Gone By by P.C. Marotta
categories: Book, Recipes, Italy, Brooklyn, Memoir, Italian Immigrants, New York, Williamsburg Brooklyn, Italian Cooking
P.C. Marotta about this book: Every generation before us leaves a piece of themselves behind. Whether it is the stories that were told, traditions that are followed and cherished or just memories, random pictures of places, events and people that are locked in our minds forever and continue to make us smile. Time marches on, we move forward, we leave behind people and places that we never see again only to re-visit them in our memories and to re-live them through their traditions they left for us.
In my book, Brooklyn Italian: A Memoir of Recipes of Days Gone By, takes you back to such a place, a place called Williamsburg Brooklyn in New York a place whose landscape may have changed but the memories and traditions live on. They live on through what was left to us, what was left to me . Family, friends, good times and great food, Italian traditions that live on through the great recipes Italians of Williamsburg passed on. Recipes that included, "a little of this and a little of that" without the new age of cooking shows, fancy culinary schools and rock star chefs. Ingredients that were bought the same day for every meal and freshly grown vegetables, meat markets for fresh meat, chicken markets for live chickens, butchers, bakers it all once was. Imagine a world without modern technology and you sit at a table and the whole family sits with you to re-invent conversation, share a laugh or perhaps a story, a meal that seems to never end because no one's in a hurry to leave. A celebration of great food, family and good times that I happily share with you. Mangiare Bene!
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Great cooking by a great person
This book is well written with a golden heart and the passion for cooking! It is a definate book with character. I am really looking forward to trying more of these great recipes. [by Audra]