Cooking with My Sisters: One Hundred Years of Family Recipes from Bari to Big Stone Gap
Publisher:Simon & Schuster Ltd
Published Date:4th September 2006
Dimensions:188 X 234 X 22 mm
Following the Trigiani family from Italy to America, this book presents their family recipes passed from generation to generation. Containing family anecdotes, letters, and colour photographs, each recipe has a story behind it, and each chapter has tips from different sisters, reflecting the personalities of a generation of Trigiani women.
"When the Trigianis reach out and touch someone, we do it with food." Like the recipes that have been handed down for generations from mother to daughter and grandmother to granddaughter, the family's celebrations are anchored to the life and laughter around the table. We learn how Grandmom Yolanda Trigiani sometimes wrote her recipes in code, or worked from memory, guarding her recipes carefully. And we meet Grandma Lucia Bonicelli, who never raised her voice and believed that when people fight at the dinner table, the food turns to poison in the body. Adriana Trigiani's voice springs to life from the first page of "Cooking with My Sisters", a collection of beloved family recipes that the Trigianis have been enjoying for generations. But there's much more here than just the food. Peppered with hilarious family anecdotes, poignant letters, and exquisite color photographs, "Cooking with My Sisters" draws us into the warm and witty world of the Trigiani clan. Each recipe has a story behind it, and each chapter has tips from different sisters, reflecting the unique personalities of the latest generation of Trigiani women.