"Alfredo Viazzi's Italian Cooking"$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.
Besides Portofino, Alfredo Viazzi opened a trio of successful restaurants in Greenwich Village, the best of which was Trattoria da Alfredo, where he served Tuscan food. In the early 70s, when to most New Yorkers Italian cooking still meant eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti with red clam sauce, his food was a revelation. In this 1979 First Edition, he offers a collection of over 150 of his treasured recipes.
"Alfredo Viazzi's Italian Cooking"
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