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My husband Frank's mother was busy at the antipasto table sorting salad greens, chicory and arugula. Frank introduced me to her. I said, "Hello, may I help you?"
You may find yourself matching recipes with the lighthearted fables in my husband's memoir, A Remembrance of a Restaurant; A Decameron of Dining, or his other works, Under Blue Skies of Naples, Chez Dogs, and Naples of Salvatore DiGiacomo, which might grant a realized recipe added piquancy. For your convenience I have charted correspondences on the last page.
Posted April 3, 2004
This is a charming,vogueish account of theconversion of a young lady from couturiere to managing a famous restaurant owned by husband's family, The aromas of the kichen began to mingle with Chanel # Five perfume.She recognized the grandi piatti, or triumphsal platter, as showpieces as at a showing. Instead of waxy recipes she relays practical and people friendly recipes that sustained menus for seventy years.I understand that this book is part of a trilogy whose companion volumes are Remembrance of a Restaurant,and Chez Dogs.I'll bet Irene's apron was rather stylish!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.