Mufunzarelli's Italian Family Cookbook
A Collection of Recipes , Stories , Hints, & Family History
by Lenny Ricci
This book is very unique in the fact that it not only has great easy recipe's for some fantastic Italian food, but there are lots of human interest stories about growing up in a huge Italian Family in the 50's. It's about being poor, but loved, sharing memories, and learning the ropes in a family where individuality was unheard of until you reached 17. Some of the stories will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and some will just make you wonder how the heck I survived to my next birthday.
Share my secrets for the best cannoli filling you will ever taste, the most delicious Sunday Sauce you ever dipped a piece of bread into, and enjoy the simplicity of making your own chocolate pudding. It's all in here... Mangia!
I was born in NJ, into a large Italian Roman Catholic Family. I learned how to cook from my dad who owned a restaurant, and by experimenting on my own when I got my first apartment. I have owned a TV repair shop, worked in Retail Sales, am a Custom Framer, and currently work for a German Import Vacuum company as a technician. I love to bike, hike, snow shoe, read, cook, and travel. I've been to all of the 50 states and many countries, but am anxious to see more. I enjoy all types of music but mostly 50's and 60's rock. I enjoy helping others, volunteering, sharing experiences with others and trying to make the world a better place for others. I belong to a local cooking club where we share a pot luck once a month and visit different cuisine style restaurants to expand our knowledge of world cooking. I am currently single and live with a room-mate and 3 cats.