The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco

The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco


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Nuovo Vesuvio. The "family" restaurant, redefined. Home to the finest in Napolitan' cuisine and Essex County's best kept secret. Now Artie Bucco, la cucina's master chef and your personal host, invites you to a special feast...with a little help from his friends. From arancini to zabaglione, from baccala to Quail Sinatra-style, Artie Bucco and his guests, the Sopranos and their associates, offer food lovers one hundred Avellinese-style recipes and valuable preparation tips. But that's not all! Artie also brings you a cornucopia of precious Sopranos artifacts that includes photos from the old country; the first Bucco's Vesuvio's menu from 1926; AJ's school essay on "Why I Like Food"; Bobby Bacala's style tips for big eaters, and much, much more. So share the big table with: Tony Soprano, waste management executive "Most people soak a bagful of discount briquettes with lighter fluid and cook a pork chop until it's shoe leather and think they're Wolfgang Puck." Enjoy his tender Grilled Sausages sizzling with fennel or cheese. Warning: Piercing the skin is a fire hazard. Corrado "Junior" Soprano, Tony's uncle "Mama always cooked. No one died of too much cholesterol or some such crap." Savor his Pasta Fazool, a toothsome marriage of cannellini beans and ditalini pasta, or Giambott', a grand-operatic vegetable medley. Carmela Soprano, Tony's wife "If someone were sick, my inclination would be to send over a pastina and ricotta. It's healing food." Try her Baked Ziti, sinfully enriched with three cheeses, and her earthy 'Shcarole with Garlic. Peter Paul "Paulie Walnuts" Gualtieri, associate of Tony Soprano "I have heard that Eskimos have fifty words for snow. We have five hundred words for food." Sink your teeth into his Eggs in Purgatory-eight eggs, bubbling tomato sauce, and an experience that's pure heaven. As Artie says, "Enjoy, with a thousand meals and a thousand laughs. Buon' appetito!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446530576
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2002
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 51,522
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.87(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Cooking the Neapolitan Way7
Chapter 2The Soprano Family Tradition: A Conversation25
Chapter 3Sunday Dinner: As Remembered37
Chapter 4Feeding My Family: A Chat with Carmela Soprano55
Chapter 5Mia Cucina73
Chapter 6Cooking for the Whole Famiglia: Party Planning with Charmaine Bucco97
Chapter 7Rage, Guilt, Loneliness, and Food: Excerpts from a Paper113
Chapter 8My Nucci133
Chapter 9Cibo D'Amore: Advice from Adriana La Cerva149
Chapter 10Grilling--Italian Style161
Chapter 11If I Couldn't Eat, I'd F**king Die: Bobby Bacala Speaks Out177
Index of Recipes198

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The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both sets of my grandparents came over from Italy and my father's father lived with us until I was 9 years old. So many of the recipes bring back such great and vivid memories. Eggs in Purgatory was the recipe both my sisters and I could not recall.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book, interestingly written, nice recipes and enjoyable to read. Doesn't take itself too seriously. It would make a nice Christmas gift maybe with a bottle of an old fashioned Chianti.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The authors are trying to make Italian dishes sound like French cuisine. If it is truly "Soprano Italian" everything would be covered in "gravy." Not sauce this or that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i cooked up a feast for the family ,then the whole family told me how great the food was .they were really impressed .except for cousin vinny he didnt like the food he said it had way to much garlic .so we had him whacked .now me and the family can enjoy a home cooked meal with out any problems . great book!! one downside it should also have ways to whack people who dont like the food.
rebategal More than 1 year ago
Love it! Has some basic Italian recipes and some not hard to cook recipes and yummy!
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sparklenurse More than 1 year ago
Easy home cooked meals that all turn out perfect...I have made so many...
JBruno12 More than 1 year ago
We're Italian, and our family got such a kick out of this cook book. Some of the recipes reminded me of the simple Italian recipes my parents made when I was a kid. I almost forgot about some of them so it was a walk down memory lane. The stories along with the recipes were hallarious, we laughed and laughed. We loved this book so much I told my co-workers about it and they all purchased the book, some of them purchased two, one for friends. It'a a great buy! Easy to use and very traditional. Two thumbs up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Use for Family Stlye Meals. Great recipes!!
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It was a fun read and I found some recipes I would like to try. Did in fact use one--something my husband had had years ago and I had never made. Turned out delicious. So good recipes and also a fun book to read especially if you are a Sopranos fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being married to an italian - it is a very easy book to follow... very funny as well. Love it... food is wonderful also
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DMS More than 1 year ago
Loved this for the simple and delicious Italian standards. A busy cooks's dream requiring ingredients one would have already. Perfect for the average cook to reference homey and classic dishes loved by all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook!! It is just like my family recipes. They are simple and easy to make and always hit!!! Now, I don't have to keep calling my mother to find out how do you make ''. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys Italian-American cooking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A list of recipes not worth your time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this cookbook. Of course my favorite is Penne ala Vodka! Just like the true Italians make it back in New York. Recommend it to anyone who loves Italian cooking. My family just loves it when I cook from this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got a little bit of Soprano in my blood line, Of course mine is on the Iowa timber side of the family...My wife bought me this book for Christmas and I must say it's a keeper! If your a Rick Black fan, than I being Rick Black, recommends this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this wonderful cookbook as a Christmas gift and have been cooking ever since. People are amazed at the spectacular recipies and the simplicity of their creation. There is something for everyone in this book. A delightful tour of Italy from top to bottom with recipies from the heart. No 3 hour preparation needed, many things are common in all our kitchens, you can enjoy this book and its recipies right away. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this cookbook as a gift, and have been delighted with it! Like my mother before me, I learned to cook by being in the kitchen with my mom, and every Sunday and especially on holidays, we'd make macaroni (we never called it pasta) meatballs and sausage, and if it was an occasion, bracciole. Gravy (not sauce) cooked all morning, flavored by the meat. Today I make these recipes but have never had them written down. Reading through the different dishes in the cookbook, I see that they are prepared exactly the way my family has always made them. I can't wait to try some of the other dishes I've always loved but didn't know how to cook. Thank you, Artie!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this cookbook for Christmas - it was my favorite gift. Many of the recipes are for the tasty, hearty foods that I grew up with - passed down from Grandma, who was born in Italy, to my mother and aunts. Of course, having an actual "recipe" instead of a "handful, or pinch" is priceless, especially when making Ricotta Chesecake, or Biscotti. We also called our sauce "gravy" until it became obsolete by new generations. Thanks for the memories.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this cookbook back in September and I have tried almost every recipe in it. The Sunday Gravy is exactly like my great grandfather's recipe. Members of my family have been so impressed, that I purchased this as a Christmas gift for them. When I prepare these recipes, it brings back so many childhood memories. If you love Italian cooking, then this book is a must have. Aside from the great recipes, the stories are entertaining as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are very few cookbooks that impress me, but this one tops the list. I am a full blooded "Neopolitan". My Father was born in a small town just outside of Naples, near Pompaii. My Mother is First Generation American, but her family came from the same town. This is the food that I grew up on! Many of the recipes died with my parents and I'm delighted beyond words to "rediscover" them, and to recapture the very fond memories of my childhood. Besides the great recipes, the book itself is a delight. It could be used (and I do) as a "Coffee Table" book; it is that entertaining. I bought several of these as Christmas gifts, and I've told everyone I know about it. If there was one phrase to describe it, it would be "JUST WONDERFUL".