The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family

3.46 avg rating
( 543 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780393334234: The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Newsday Best Cookbook of 2007: can a recipe change your life? A quest for an authentic dish reveals a mythic love story and age-old culinary secrets.

James Beard Award-winning author Laura Schenone undertakes a quest to retrieve her great grandmother's ravioli recipe, reuniting with relatives as she goes. In lyrical prose and delicious recipes, Schenone takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the grit of New Jersey's industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria―the family's homeland―with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all, ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Schenone discovers the persistent importance of place, while offering a perceptive voice on immigration and ethnicity in its twilight. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and foibles of family life, a story of love and loss, a deeper understanding of the bonds between parents and children, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough. 90 illustrations

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award–winning A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove and The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. She lives in New Jersey with her family and dog Lily.

From Publishers Weekly:

Starred Review. Hand-rolled ravioli are ephemeral things, taking ages to prepare only to be devoured in minutes. And yet for Schenone (the James Beard Award–winning A Thousand Years over a Hot Stove) their taste encapsulates an entire domestic history and the promise of happiness, however fleeting. In this marvelous family memoir, which considers the immigrant experience from the vantage of food, Schenone, longing for an inner life where advertising cannot reach, sets off on an idealistic quest to reclaim the ravioli recipe that her Genovese great-grandmother brought with her at the turn of the last century to New Jersey, where the dish abruptly changed, breaking with tradition. In search of enlightenment, Schenone charms her way into the kitchens of ravioli-making elders in Liguria (whose recipes she shares in this book with admirable precision), then spends years trying to teach her hands the difficult art of stretching dough—an endeavor that tests her most cherished ideas of home and family and self. Her fierce honesty and relentless questioning (at what point is this an egotistical labor?), skillful handling and dismantling of family myth, refusal to romanticize Italy and historian's knack for sketching the big picture in a few broad strokes allows this poignant book to transcend the specificity of its subject matter. (Nov.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780393061468: The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0393061469 ISBN 13:  9780393061468
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2007
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Schenone, Laura
Published by W. W. Norton and#38; Company (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton and#38; Company, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Laura Schenone
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393334236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Schenone, Laura
Published by W. W. Norton & Company 10/1/2008 (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company 10/1/2008, 2008. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.64
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Laura Schenone
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. James Beard Award-winning author Laura Schenone undertakes a quest to retrieve her great grandmother s ravioli recipe, reuniting with relatives as she goes. In lyrical prose and delicious recipes, Schenone takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the grit of New Jersey s industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria-the family s homeland-with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all, ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Schenone discovers the persistent importance of place, while offering a perceptive voice on immigration and ethnicity in its twilight. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and foibles of family life, a story of love and loss, a deeper understanding of the bonds between parents and children, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough. Seller Inventory # APC9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.40
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Laura Schenone
Published by WW Norton Co, United States (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description WW Norton Co, United States, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.James Beard Award-winning author Laura Schenone undertakes a quest to retrieve her great grandmother s ravioli recipe, reuniting with relatives as she goes. In lyrical prose and delicious recipes, Schenone takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the grit of New Jersey s industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria-the family s homeland-with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all, ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Schenone discovers the persistent importance of place, while offering a perceptive voice on immigration and ethnicity in its twilight. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and foibles of family life, a story of love and loss, a deeper understanding of the bonds between parents and children, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough. Seller Inventory # APC9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Laura Schenone
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. Paperback. Condition: New. 352 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.5in. x 0.8in.A Newsday Best Cookbook of 2007: can a recipe change your life A quest for an authentic dish reveals a mythic love story and age-old culinary secrets. James Beard Award-winning author Laura Schenone undertakes a quest to retrieve her great grandmothers ravioli recipe, reuniting with relatives as she goes. In lyrical prose and delicious recipes, Schenone takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the grit of New Jerseys industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguriathe familys homelandwith its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all, ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Schenone discovers the persistent importance of place, while offering a perceptive voice on immigration and ethnicity in its twilight. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and foibles of family life, a story of love and loss, a deeper understanding of the bonds between parents and children, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough. 90 illustrations This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.96
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Laura Schenone
Published by W. W. Norton & Company (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0393334236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Schenone, Laura
Published by W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0393334236 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Laura Schenone
Published by W. W. Norton and#38; Company (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W. W. Norton and#38; Company, 2008. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780393334234

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.49
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Schenone, Laura
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc (2008)
ISBN 10: 0393334236 ISBN 13: 9780393334234
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description W W Norton & Co Inc, 2008. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 352 pages. 8.00x5.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # x-0393334236

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.82
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book