A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

by David Ruggerio
A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn

by David Ruggerio


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"David Ruggiero has crafted an outstanding book: an evocatively written memoir of a special time and place that nurtured his rise to culinary fame, and a compilation of irresistible family Italian dishes, many with a brazen Brooklyn accent." -Bryan Miller, NY Times Food Critic

Renowned chef and author David Ruggerio takes you back to Brooklyn and introduces you to the Italian-American experience and cuisine he knows, grew up with, and adores. This humble cuisine reflects a beautiful narrative of joy, sadness, fatigue but always rich in humanity and heritage.

A TOMATO GROWS IN BROOKLYN is full of luscious pictures with more than 135 recipes that will make your mouth water. With a bite of Involtini of Eggplant, a taste of Octopus in Warm Vinaigrette, a forkful of Carbonara of Artichoke, a morsel of Gnocchi all'Amatriciana, or a mouthful of Panna Cotta of Orange, Caramel and Figs, you will discover what makes the Italian American cuisine of Brooklyn unique.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684338795
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,007,121
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Born into one of Italy's most notorious mafia families, David Ruggerio fought to break free of his destiny to pursue his passion for the culinary arts. In doing so, he became a world-renowned celebrity chef, achieving top honors and fame.Ruggerio rose to the position of top chef at the famous La Caravelle in New York by age 25. He went on to take command of Pierre Cardin's New York outpost of Maxim's de Paris, where he garnered three stars from The New York Times.In 1995, Robert Mondavi, the note vintner, named him one of the thirteen best young chefs in America.With two acclaimed cookbooks under his belt, David Ruggerio became known as a "Super Chef" and was called for television guest spots that quickly became opportunities. He hosted the iconic TV shows Ruggerio to Go on the Food Network, and Little Italy with David Ruggerio on PBS. Throughout his outstanding career as a chef, Ruggerio cooked for five U.S. Presidents.

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