Author Talk: Anthony LoFrisco (The LoFrisco Family Cookbook)

Dec 02, 2017 704

Friday, December 8, 2017 - from 6 PM to 9 PM EST. I Am Books - 189 North St, Boston (MA) 02113. THE LOFRISCO FAMILY COOKBOOK, HOW JOSIE BROUGHT SICILY TO BROOKLYN by Anthony LoFrisco, is part cookbook, part memoir. The author, son of Sicilian immigrants in the early 1900s, shares not only his mother's time-tested simple and delicious recipes, but he brings them to life by embracing them with endearing family stories of growing up in an Italian-American neighborhood in Brooklyn.

More than just ingredients and instructions, THE LOFRISCO FAMILY COOKBOOK is, as Ron Straci, co-owner of New York's iconic Italian restaurant, Rao's, explains: "A superb collection of family lore. Fun, food and family, what a wonderful combination.

You'll enjoy joining the experience with these authentic recipes." The recipes are not about "fancy," rather they are a selection of what Josie LoFrisco started cooking at a time when an ice box, not a refrigerator kept ingredients fresh. With a limited budget, leftovers were rarely discarded and to this day, fried leftover spaghetti remains a family favorite. In selecting the best-of-the-best of Josie's (and other family members) recipes, Anthony includes only those he rates 9+ on a scale of 1 to 10, and you can be sure his bias weighs heavily in the selection process.

SOURCE: I Am Books

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