The Wise Guy Cookbook

The Wise Guy Cookbook

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Recipes to make even the toughest tough guy beg for morea€b Moma€™s Antipasto a€c Sunday Gravy (Meat Sauce) a€c Cheatera€™s Chicken Stock a€c Striped Bass for Paulie a€c Fat Larrya€™s Pizza Dough a€c Henrya€™s Kickback Antipasti Hero a€c Sicilian Easter Bread with Colored Eggs a€c Clams Casino a€c Osso Buco a€c Oven Penitentiary Sauce with Sausage a€c Michaela€™s Favorite Ziti with Meat Sauce a€c and many others Henry Hill was a born wiseguy. At the pizzeria where he worked as a kid, he learned to substitute pork for veal in cutletsa€”which came in handy later when the bankroll was low. At thirteen, he got his first percentage from a local delia€”that lost business when he started supplying the neighborhood wiseguys with his own heroes. And what great heroes they werea€b Once he entered Witness Protection, though, Hill found himself in places where prosciutto was impossible to get and gravy was something you put on mashed potatoes. So he learned to fake it when necessary (for example, Romano with white pepper took the place of real pecorino-siciliano cheese), and wherever he found himself, Hill managed to keep good Italian food on the table. He still brings this flair for improvisation to his cooking. No recipe is set in stone. And substitutions are listed in case you need them. Now, in his inimitable style, Hill tells some spicy stories of his life in the Mob and shows you how to whip up his favorite dishes, Sicilian stylea€”even when youa€™re cooking on the run....LikeIa#39;d learned from my mom, ina pinch youcan substitute bread dough for pizza dough. ... dried oregano 2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried 1a„41a„2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper (to taste) Thaw bread dough.

Title:The Wise Guy Cookbook
Author:Henry Hill, Priscilla Davis
Publisher:Penguin - 2002-10-01


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