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Many Beautiful Things by [Vincent Schiavelli, Santo Lipani]

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Martin Scorsese Vincent Schiavelli is a writer of charm as well as an accomplished actor, but most of all, he and I share the same roots: we're both third-generation Sicilian-Americans whose families came from Polizzi Generosa, and so his book holds a special place in my heart. The stories seem to merge into the recipes and the recipes into the stories, as if memory had a taste and a smell, as if Polizzi's ancient history could be relived through a magic potion that seems to bring back my grandparents and the world they came from, echoes of my childhood, whispers from a mythical past.

Alice Waters I love the spirit of this memoir and cookbook. Vincent Schiavelli understands what is important and delicious about food and life. Many Beautiful Things celebrates the Sicilian table and its connection to the land and local traditions.

Danny DeVito Vincent's new book will not only make you feel Sicilian, it'll have you cooking like one, too.

Flo Baker author of The Simple Art of Perfect Baking and Sweet Miniatures Vincent Schiavelli's sense of history, superb gift for storytelling, and culinary talent are reflected on every page of this engagingly informative book. Baking and cooking from Many Beautiful Things not only transports us to the Italian kitchens of Polizzi Generosa but also inspires us to cherish our own culinary traditions.

Fran Gage author of Bread and Chocolate: My Food Life in & Around San Francisco and A Sweet Quartet Vincent Schiavelli is a master storyteller. Read his endearing tales of discovering his grandparents' birthplace, then head to your kitchen to cook caponatas, stews, almond sweets, and other tantalizing fare.

Victoria Wise author of The Gardeners' Community Cookbook Vincent Schiavelli draws us into the life of his ancestral hometown in Sicily. The stories and illustrations perfectly picture a world that exists somewhere between heaven and earth in Polizzi Generosa. As simple as carrots braised with olive oil, garlic, and capers that come out delectable as savory candy or as complex as baked pasta with almonds for a celebration, the recipes are an expression of how a generous people cook every day. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Vincent Schiavelli is an actor with more that one hundred film and television performances to his credit. He has written on Sicilian cuisine for many publications and is the author of the critically acclaimed Bruculinu, America: Remembrances of a Sicilian-American Brooklyn, Told in Stories and Recipies and Papa Andrea's Sicilian Table. He lives in Southern California. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B003L77WJ6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Simon & Schuster (8 May 2010)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4224 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gteat book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gteat book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 November 2016
Superb book, also it was autographed by Vincent Schiavelli himself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent recipes and stories of Sicily
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Authentic Sicilian cookbook!
Reviewed in the United States on 30 October 2010
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice gift
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