Rose's Table: Stories of a Sicilian-American Family Told Through Food

Rose's Table: Stories of a Sicilian-American Family Told Through Food

by Sanna Children


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Rose's Table: Stories of a Sicilian-American Family Told Through Food by Sanna Children

With homespun charm, Rose's Table unveils the secrets to many classic Sicilian and southern Italian recipes, from Testa di Turc, (a savory calzone) to Italian cheesecake. Find out the key ingredients of Sanna Sauce (the key staple of Sunday Dinner), how to cook an artichoke, the secrets of tender calamari, and the Sicilian version of cheesecake.Rose's Table provides more than recipes: included in the book are memories and tributes from friends and family that paint a classic portrait of The American Dream. Coming from humble beginnings, Ralph and Rose Sanna moved from the Lower East Side of Manhattan to Queens, and finally to Pleasantville, New York (a suburb as nice as it sounds) where they raised their family. Through old-fashioned hard work and an unfaltering commitment to their children, they created a life rich in values if not wealth. "Family is the most important thing you've got" is the Sanna motto that is oft-repeated, and anyone who comes in contact with Ralph and Rose experiences their natural instinct to share what they have with those they love.Come to Rose's Table, where you'll find the ultimate in comfort food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781418417710
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 05/28/2004
Pages: 156
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

When Rafaello Vincenzo Sanna met Rose Anita Falcoabramo in the early 1950s, playing ball on 12th Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, he could see she was pretty. But he didn't know she was a future gourmet. In fact, Ralph takes some credit for showing her (or having his mother show her) what she knows. As he recalls, "my mother" (Grandma Sanna, a master seamstress) "figured she didn't know how to make dresses... so she taught her how to cook." The children of Sicilian immigrants, Ralph and Rose married in 1954, the year Sinatra topped the charts, Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for literature, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were both married and divorced, and a middle class home cost a few thousand dollars. Fifty years later, despite the drastic changes in the world around them, The Sannas celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, still happily married. In their honor, their children compiled Rose's Table, a tribute to Rose's famous dishes - the cornerstone of many a gathering in this Sicilian-American family.

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