About the Book
Growing in my maternal-grandmother's house, our dining table was a place where three generations had gathered to celebrate the Catholic holidays that figure prominently among descendants of Italian-American immigrants, and every birthday, engagement, and wedding in-between. I felt a kinship with relatives I had never met when seeing photographs of them seated in the same chairs I'd sat in, eating so many of the recipes I enjoyed in my childhood. My grandmother Madeline Rose Corso and I have collected these recipes to share with all of you. They come from a time when recipes were written on index cards in shorthand; a time when relatives lived near and dropped in often; a time without Pinterest, when no one called themselves a "foodie" and recipes were steeped in family tradition. I hope you enjoy them.