Franny's' Cookbook Brings the Neighborhood Italian Joint to Your Kitchen

Jul 25, 2013 1491

by Will Budiaman

There are so many Italian cookbooks that get released every year, adding to the already formidable collections in bookstores, that it can be hard to figure out which ones are worthwhile (and worth the money, too). So why does Franny's: Simple. Seasonal. Italian. (Artisan Books, $35) matter?

Francine Stephens and Andrew Feinberg, a husband-and-wife team, together run a beloved Italian restaurant called, unsurprisingly, Franny's, in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. It's a fixture of one of the main thoroughfares that form the lifeblood of the community, a mostly residential neighborhood of picturesque brownstones set upon tree-lined streets, just like the ones that you see in the movies (the ones that make you say, "Oh, I'd love to live in New York, someday...").

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