Papa Andrea's Sicilian Table: Recipes from a Sicilian Chef as Remembered by His Grandsonby Vincent Schiavelli, Paolo Guidotti (Illustrator), Leah Lococo (Designed by), Kensington Publishing Corporation Staff
As a boy, actor Vincent Schiavelli learned the art of cooking from his grandfather, Andrea Coco, a master chef for the Sicilian aristocracy. Papa Andrea's recipes represent a refined and subtle interpretation of a 2,500-year-old tradition, his sauces delicate and exquisite, his secret touches adding a delightful savor to even traditional dishes.
The Sicilian Table is divided into two basic categories: the Cuisine of the Poor, and the Cuisine of the Rich, a distinction based on the availability of ingredients and the financial ability to import them from other regions. Many of the recipes can be prepared quickly and easily; other require more careful preparation, making them suitable for special occasions.
More than just a cookbook, this is an evocation and celebration of Sicilian culture and cuisine. Complete with sections on menu planning from first courses to accompaniments and desserts, this is a Sicilian cookbook that can proudly stand among the best.
Since moving from working-class Brooklyn, Vincent Schiavelli has appeared in more than 100 films and television shows, among them One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Amadeus, Ghost, and Batman Returns. He lives in California, where he continues to cook for his friends and family.
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