Hey, I'm Italian is an insiders look at growing up Italian in New York. Abducted at gunpoint, being bitten on the nose by the family dog two days before my wedding, and paying for a lavish Hawaiian honeymoon only to learn that our travel agent had absconded with our money, were but a few of the events that shaped my life. But growing up Italian in New York, well that can really shake you up. This humorous account of my life, and the culture in which I was ensconced, shows that there is truly no greater tool in life than being able to laugh in the face of adversity. Hey, I'm Italian is filled with laughs, loves and lunacy, not to mention treasured family recipes and some classic Italian humor. There were many events that shaped my life, however there was only one which truly allowed me to understand why I handled life the way I did and that can be summed up in three simple words "Hey, I'm Italian"
Recipes and cooking tips from the kitchen of one of the country's most exclusive clubs<br> <br> <br> Club Cuisine is the new, stunningly visual cookbook featuring Certified Master Chef Edward Leonard's dynamic club fare. It presents more than 150 recipes that, until now, have typically only been enjoyed by privileged members of private clubs. Inside, you'll find helpful hints and insights to create these scrumptious dishes, as well as inspiring photographs by renowned photographer Ron Manville, who has worked extensively with the ACF Culinary Team USA and other top chefs.<br> <br> For serious chefs, Club Cuisine is a dream come true. Featured recipes include amuse-bouches, seafood, beef, and pasta dishes as well as delectable soups, salads, and sandwiches. Also included is a guest chef chapter featuring recipes from some of the top club chefs around the country that add to this impressive collection. Caterers and restaurant owners will also find complete seasonal menu items that have pleased distinguished diners at top private clubs.<br> <br> For everything from a simple nosh to a hearty but elegant meal, Club Cuisine is the cookbook to keep at your fingertips.
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