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Title Di Palo's guide to the essential foods of Italy [electronic resource] : 100 years of wisdom and stories from behind the counter / Lou Di Palo, Martin Scorsese and Rachel Wharton.
Author Di Palo, Lou, 1951-
Publication New York : Ballantine Books, 2014.
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource.
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Call # eBOOK
Note Includes index.
Summary The ultimate guide to the finest foods of Italy from the oldest, most celebrated Italian market in New York City In the heart of New York City's Little Italy sits Di Palo's, a family-owned food shop that has been the treasure of the neighborhood for more than a century. The four generations of Di Palos who have run this Italian specialty market have made it their mission to bring customers the finest old-world selections from Italy'handcrafted mozzarella, buttery prosciutto, estate olive oils, traditional artisanal pastas from throughout the country. Now, in one colorful volume, Lou Di Palo, great-grandson of the founder and steward of the family legacy, shares the vibrant history of this storied establishment and a lifetime of wisdom about the cuisine beloved around the world. Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy takes you on a gourmet excursion through Italy's twenty distinct regions, from Sicily to Umbria to Alto Adige. Each chapter highlights a specific food and its rich history, along with practical tips for selecting, storing, and serving it at home. Many include signature family recipes that have been handed down through the generations, including Grandma Mary's Sicilian Caponata and Concetta Di Palo's Meatballs, or recipes gathered from trips to Italy over the years, such as Trapani-Style Salted Sea Bass and Polenta con Formaggio Crucolo Fuso. Readers will discover, among many other things, the secret to a balsamic vinegar worthy of sharing only with one's closest friends, the proper way to prepare the perfect espresso, and the importance of looking for the Denominazione d'Origine Protetta'or the Protected Designation of Origin seal'which certifies that your food is a traditional, regional product. Complete with dozens of mouthwatering photographs, engaging anecdotes, and candid stories, and featuring a foreword by Academy Award'winning director Martin Scorsese, this immersive volume is part family narrative, part culinary odyssey, and part cookbook. Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy is your ticket to the best Italian foods'without having to wait in line! Praise for Di Palo's "Of all the stores in all the world, Di Palo's is probably my favorite."'Ruth Reichl "If there's no Di Palo's in heaven, I ain't going."'Pete Hamill "Before there was Mario Batali or Anthony Bourdain, there was Lou Di Palo, a true New York food celebrity. But Lou won't be hosting any food shows'he's too busy behind the counter of his 1910 family-run store, putting together packages of the best and hardest-to-find Italian cheeses and cured meats around, for some of the city's most acclaimed restaurants and chefs."'Frommer's "Insightful, inspired, and from the heart. Lou Di Palo is an outstanding advocate for authentic products of Italy, building a virtual bridge between the United States and Italy's bountiful pasture lands, farms, and vineyards'one taste at a time'across the country and his counter each day."'Pier Paolo Celeste, Italian trade commissioner, executive director for the USA.
Note Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed April 14, 2014).
Description based on print version record.
Subject COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Italian.
Food -- Italy.
Italy -- Social life and customs.
Italians -- Ethnic identity.
Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York.
Cooking, Italian.
Reference.
Culinary.
Italian.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Wharton, Rachel.
Scorsese, Martin.
OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN 9780345545817 (electronic bk.)
0345545818 (electronic bk.)

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