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The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco Hardcover – September 24, 2002
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Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"This is a fantastic 'celebrity' cookbook that really makes sense." -- David Rosengarten, publisher of The Rosengarten Report
Top Customer Reviews
Now to my review. This book, in my opinion, is Beautifully put together. Recipes are easy to read with items that are accesible at most grocery stores. The stories throughout the books and little articles that in reference to the series was a excellent idea. This book had so many different little added extras that it was hard for me to remember that this was a fictional family they were speaking of LOL. I especially like the page of top 10 Famous Food scenes in Mob movies it was interesting. The book has recipes from Appetizers to Desserts. No Fuss to a little Elaborate. Pictures are nice and I had the feeling, after reading this book, that I could do many of these recipes even if I wasn't a Director of Catering.
I highly recommend this book for anyone that enjoys Italian Food or the Series, in fact I had an idea to do a Gift Basket for Christmas with the DVD's (from the series), this Cookbook, a Sinatra CD and a bottle of Ruffino Chiante what a perfect evening.
If you find that you like this style of cookbook, ethnic or because it tells a story along with the recipes also check
Van Gogh's Table (the artist life story is throughout the book), and Soul Food: Recipes & Reflections from African-American Churches by Joyce White
My advice: BUY THIS BOOK !!!
Fr. Bob Haux
Or did you think it would be merely a recipe book with little or nothing of interest to Sopranos fans, a boring book of recipes? GEDOUDDAHEAYH!!!
The Sopranos Family Cookbook is a great concept -- such a masterful idea that you almost wonder why they didn't think of it before (actually they did, but only this year moved to "merchandising".). It's a WONDERFUL stand-alone cook-book, that includes some recipes that are simple enough for someone like me who feels like Wolfgang Puck after pouring reheated Ragu on pasta. There are BOTH simple and ornate authentic Italian recipes galore, carefully spelled out -- even instructions on the BEST way to cut garlic (it gives you the three ways, depending on the strength of the taste you want and tells you to avoid garlic presses and garlic powder which is "mayonnaiser behavior.").Tony's chef friend, Artie Bucco, who supposedly compiled the book, also gives various tips on things such as choosing olive oil and wines.
Photo-illustrated "interviews" with key cast characters deliciously season this book and they'll be a (non-homicidal) scream for Sopranos fans. In other words, you truly get TWO BOOKS in and one and can buy (or with great confidence GIFT) this book as a functional cookbook (for a beginner cook or an experienced cook) or as another one of the quickly emerging great books on what some call TV's greatest show (the other GREAT new book is David Chase's book of Sopranos scripts from the first three seasons, also available on Amazon.com).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just finished bingeing on The Sopranos and all that food made me hungry. I found all my favorites in this wonderful cookbook.Published 18 days ago by HAD
Brought this for a friend's birthday, who's a fan of the show. He loved it and couldn't wait for trying out the recipes.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
All the recipes I've made from this cookbook are excellent! Especially the Sunday gravy!Published 29 days ago by Jennifer Burke
Awesome, bought as a gift for my husband. He loves it and uses it every sunday for something new.Published 1 month ago by N. Brech
I was hooked on this book when I first leafed through it and found the recipe for fried squash blossoms. Talk about a trip back to childhood in my Sicilian grandma's kitchen! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anne