Thomas S. DeGraziano is the first generation of his family to speak English as a first language. His mother, Mary Harrison DeGraziano, spoke Slovak first and English second, while his father, Peter Frank DeGraziano, first spoke Italian. Thomas graduated from Berwick High School in 1960, earned undergraduate and graduate degrees at Bloomsburg State College, as well as attended a variety of other educational institutions, eventually earning a PhD equivalence. As a science educator, Thomas taught students in grades six through 12, and up through graduate school. As Magnet School Coordinator in a major U.S. school system, he was also instrumental in the start and structuring of a high school science magnet school prior to retiring. Thomas' mother, Mary Harrison DeGraziano, passed away in the early 90's and left behind a glorious collection of delicious recipes that fed our family for three generations as we made the transition from immigrants to Americans. This fascinating book contains that history, these recipes and those pictures.
A fascinating, delightful and beautifully presented cookbook. Truly a work of art. This is pictoral, historical and culinary masterpiece tracing the journey of a family of European immigrants into full-blooded Americans over three generations, featuring the very recipes that fed them along the way. Intriguing, spellbinding and just plain scrumptious, this cookbook is a 'must have.' Often given as a gift (with great feedback). Creates high interest among my club members and friends. Now left out on the dining table as a 'conversation piece.' Never fails to fascinate. Excellect Choice!!!