Ethnic Home Cooking The 250 lusty recipes of home cooks offered in French Farmhouse Cookbook were gathered by Susan Herrmann Loomis (Farmhouse Cookbook) during her three-year stint among the farmers, cheesemakers and vintners of the French countryside. Included are an assortment of tapenades; Jacqueline Priaulet's Daube, with orange zest, red wine, bacon and fennel seeds; Basque Chicken, with caramelized onions and garlic and a range of dessert tarts. Remember the scene in GoodFellas when Catherine Scorsese fixes pasta for Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta after they'd committed bloody murder? Now director Martin Scorsese's Mama (aided by Georgia Downard) shares her culinary skills in Italianamerican: The Scorsese Family Cookbook, a collection of family recipes for dishes (Veal Spiedini; Macaroni with Lamb and Veal in White Sauce; Sicilian Cake) gathered from her mother and her mother-in-law. Accompanying the recipes are photos and anecdotes covering three generations of Scorseses, moving from Sicily to New York's Little Italy.
Reviewed on: 01/01/1996 Release date: 01/01/1996 Genre: Nonfiction