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Rao's Recipes from the Neighborhood

Frank Pelligrino Cooks Italian with Family and Friends

Frank Pellegrino

St. Martin's Press

With Rao's Cooks For The Neighborhood, Frank Pellegrino-of New York's celebrated East Harlem restaurant Rao's-returns to what he knows best: authentic Italian food. With over one hundred recipes and beautifully illustrated with both full-color and vintage black & white photographs, Rao's Cooks For The Neighborhood is Pellegrino's tribute to the place he grew up and the women who taught him how to cook. From Ida's baked chicken to Rose Milano's Spaghetti Frittata, everything a home cook needs to reproduce their favorite home-style meals is in this book.

This classic cookbook is filled with newly discovered recipes of generations past, as well as holiday cooking, kitchen secrets, and some of the favorite menu items from Rao's. It's a love story devoted to Italian family cooking and its heritage. Every single dish is easy to prepare and satisfying to eat. Rao's Cooks For The Neighborhood will be eagerly awaited by readers who loved The Rao's Cookbook, but will also attract new fans who have come to know Rao's through the successful national brand of sauces sold throughout the U.S.

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Rao's Recipes from the Neighborhood
SoupsChicken StockBrodo di Pollo 
Makes 4 to 5 quarts 
Growing up, Monday night was always soup night. I can guarantee that in nine out of every ten apartments in East Harlem we were all eating soup.Chicken stock can be kept on hand for a multitude of cooking uses from deglazing pans to adding to sauces. Soup stock (see variation below) is an enriched, thickened alternative and is used exclusively as a base for soups.1 (3-pound) chicken, rinsed 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped, or 1 medium onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
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  • Frank Pellegrino

  • Frank Pellegrino is the owner and impresario of the restaurant Rao's. He also distributes a hugely successful national brand of pasta sauces and other products under the Rao's name (sold at upscale groceries and big retailers like Bed, Bath and Beyond). And he's a sometime actor who has a recurring role on "The Sopranos" (look for him more frequently in the new 2004 season).
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Rao's Recipes from the Neighborhood

Frank Pelligrino Cooks Italian with Family and Friends

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