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Italianamerican: The Scorsese Family Cookbook

Scorsese, Catherine, with Georgia Downard

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ISBN 10: 0679442820 / ISBN 13: 9780679442820
Published by Random House, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, stated; first printing, full number line (2-9 for Random House at the time). Signed by the author's film director son on a Random House bookplate on the front endpaper: "M. Scorsese." Book is square and unmarked; corners sharp, spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is price-clipped. Brodart protected. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005332

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Title: Italianamerican: The Scorsese Family ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

Catherine Scorsese's tomato-and meat sauce was probably the only recipe ever to receive full billing in the credits of a movie when Martin Scorsese starred the sauce and his parents in Italianamerican, his favorite of all his films. Now, for the first time, all the recipes from the family have been written down for this cookbook, with photos and anecdotes that tell the story of three generations of Scorseses.

From Library Journal:

Although simple in form and context, this book by the mother of famed film director Martin Scorsese unveils the true substance of the Italian American experience. As a diary of the Scorsese and Cappa families, it traces their ancestry back to Sicily, documents their first American experiences, and continues with the Scorsese family's growth on Elizabeth Street in New York City's Little Italy. What follows are short script sequences from the now-legendary on-set episodes (Catherine frequently acted in her son's movies) and cooking experiences of the Scorsese family with theatrical friends. As a cookbook, the volume adeptly weaves 42 authentic southern Italian recipes (sauces and salads first) into the framework of alternating text and screenplay snippets. The basic dishes?soups, pasta, chicken and meat, fish and shellfish, vegetables, and eggs, pizza, and calzone?are hearty and easy to prepare. The affectionate memories, first-rate recipes, and celebrity panache make this an interesting selection. Recommended.?Andrew F. Ackers, New York
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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