COOKING WITH NONNA
Recipes from Giorgina de Leon Vitale's Collection
by Daniel Saks
Jewish, Italian, Jewish-Italian and American recipes from the collection of my nonna, Giorgina de Leon Vitale
All profits go towards ALS research
I think book would have been better with more color pictures and without the hand written recipes. Was hoping for a pizza recipe. Nicely done:)
posted at 06:28PM Sep 15 PST
Daniel,I'm not sure if you know of me or not, but I have written severalbooks on Italian Americans. My latest project is "Farms, Factoriesand families: Italian american Women of Connecticut," and I had thegood fortune to have interviewed your mother for the book in 2008.The interview we recorded was quite moving and she spoke at length andin great detail about her life growing up in northern Italy and herfamily's escape from the Germans.My books (my website is www.anthonyriccio.com) are collections of oralhistories illustrated with photographs of the storytellers, the maincharcters in all my books.I would very much like to include a photograph of your mother whereher story will appear. (I've alraedy transcribed the interview andplaced it into the text of the book) What would work beautifully withher narrative would be any photograph of Georgina and her family takenwhile in Italy.If this is something you can help me with, I'm sure it would addsomething quite lasting to your mother's legacy.Thanks,Anthony
posted at 10:32AM Jan 24 PST
Thanks, Dan, for designating proceeds to the ALS Association -- the "Nonna" of this book lost her beloved husband died of ALS many years ago, & she worked to raise awareness, funds, & support for other families affected by ALS. She would be so proud, & must be smiling such a big happy smile!! And thank you to BLURB for featuring it!!!!! (written by Zia Lizzie)
posted at 12:47PM Dec 01 PST
A great book indeed.The layout with the hand written index cards next to the printed recipe is classic.I recognize recipes from many regions, the Risi e Bisi is classic Venetian, and the Roman-Jewish style artichokes (Carciofi alla Giudia), which she also seems to be holding on the cover, appear to have been prepared with great care.A credit to your nonna to be sure.
posted at 09:48AM Aug 12 PST
superb layout ... if this is old fashioned italian cooking the food would be superb too
posted at 11:26AM Jul 26 PST
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