Rao's Classics: More Than 140 Italian Favorites from the Legendary New York Restaurant

Rao's Classics: More Than 140 Italian Favorites from the Legendary New York Restaurant

by Frank Pellegrino


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Rao’s is the legendary, tiny corner restaurant in East Harlem where it’s impossible to book a table: each of the red-checked, cloth-covered four-, six-, and two-tops is reserved for a titan of New York industry, a celebrity, or a major politician. Permanently. Now Frank Pellegrino, the third generation of his family to operate the impossible-to-get-into Rao’s restaurant in East Harlem and founder of Rao’s food products line, goes deep into the history of his family, the restaurant, and America’s love affair with Southern Italian cooking to create Rao’s biggest, best Italian cookbook yet.

This complete cookbook’s 140+ recipes include:

- Linguini Aglio Olio

- Lobster Fra Diavolo

- Eggplant Parmigiana

- Margherita Pizza alla Rao's

- Veal Chops Paillard

- Beef Braciola

- Stuffed Italian Frying Peppers

- Blood Orange and Limoncello Panna Cotta

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250006288
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 340,430
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

FRANK PELLEGRINO, SR. was the proprietor and nightly host at the famous Rao’s Restaurant in New York. He was born and raised on East Harlem. In 1992, Frank founded Rao’s Specialty Foods to produce and sell the highest quality gourmet products. His previous books include The Rao’s Cookbook and Rao’s Recipes from the Neighborhood. he passed away in 2017.

FRANK PELLEGRINO Jr. is a co-owner of the Rao’s restaurant franchise and the author of Rao’s Cookbook, Rao’s Recipes from the Neighborhood, and Rao’s On the Grill. He is also an actor who portrayed FBI agent Frank Cubitoso in HBO’s The Sopranos. Pellegrino is the founder and CEO of Rao’s Specialty Foods, Inc. He lives in Long Island.

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