Remember the other day when I told you I wasn’t much of a TV fan? Well, the key word in that statement is “much.” You see, when the Sopranos were on HBO, I rarely, if ever, missed it. There I said it!
This Italian-American cookbook does not come from some loudmouth TV chef trying to get rich off of “Risotto al Funghi” or brainy “student” of Italian cooking who learned it all in a weekend at a high priced gastronomium in California. This book of meals comes from real life, la vita reale. The recipes are real, the people who cook them do so in real kitchens, for real families, and many get real fat! The cuochi, or chefs, are my friends, or in some cases, em, and they are all non-pros, except, of course me. We live in northern New Jersey, the true “garden” of the Garden State, and although we come from many walkways of life and have our own private victories, defeats, and tie games, we share a common passione for the food our forefathers and mothers brought with them from “the old country.” This cookbook is our humble attempt to pass this culinary blessing on to you, the reader.However, it’s the colorful language of The Soprano Family Cookbook that to me, really brings forth the flavor of the characters, recipes and the program. First up, “rules for sanitary cooking and eating” courtesy of Paulie.
As I mentioned the other day, today is also Dress Up Your Pet Day. Since I “babysat” for Iggy a couple of days this week, I thought I would show you his Winter dress up gear. Yes indeed, it’s a Penn State Doggie Sweater, lol…I “threw” this collage together to show you our walk outside. That other “dog” is a garden ornament. I just thought Iggy looked so cute giving her the look:)
1. Carmela Soprano's Quail Sinatra-Style, with Stuffing and White Wine Sauce.