"Alfredo Viazzi’s Cucina e Nostalgia"$95.00
A native of Savona, Italy, Mr. Viazzi came to the United States in 1946 after having fought as a partisan during World War II. He later wrote a best-selling paperback novel, ''The Cruel Dawn,'' based on his wartime experiences. In 1957, Mr. Viazzi opened his first restaurant in Greenwich Village with legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, called Portofino, where they also staged plays on Monday evenings. A young actress named Jane White appeared in one of the plays, and after a brief courtship was married to Mr. Viazzi. In addition to Portofino, which gained instant acclaim, Mr. Viazza opened three other restaurants in the Village – Trattoria da Alfredo, Tavola Calda da Alfredo, and Café Domel. This unique cookbook combines essays as charming as M.F.K. Fisher’s and the hand of a master chef who shares the great Italian cooking that made his life a rich and joyous experience. Also includes chapters on sauces, stocks and salad dressings; pasta making; the marketplace; wine lists; and a list of Alfredo’s own favorite eating places in Europe, Morocco, New York and California.
"Alfredo Viazzi’s Cucina e Nostalgia"
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