Simply Sicilian: Sicilian/Italian Cooking Made Easy is filled with
mouth-watering recipes, many of which originated in cramped kitchens
by cooks from the "little a this, pinch a that" school of culinary
thought. They had never been written in precise detail the author
writes. The author painstakingly tested each recipe until it met her
memory standard. She has preserved recipes that were in danger of
extinction among the offspring of early 20th-century Italian
Also preserved are her stories of her Sicilian family and her
relatives' immigration to America, beginning with their arrival on
Ellis Island. Her family's story complements the savory dishes her
family brought from the traditional kitchens of the Mediterranean.
The moving family tales depict the hard work and determination of so
many families who came to the United States and endured trials and
tribulations that only made them stronger.
From antipasti to zuppe, Simply Sicilian: Sicilian/Italian Cooking
Made Easy is a fantastic collection of family stories and recipes that
produced such warm memories for the author.
Nothing said "Welcome home" like the authentic Sicilian dishes being
prepared for our evening meals", the author writes. "In Simply
Sicilian she has recreated many of those recipes and is offering them
to all who love southern Italian cuisine.
- posted 12 years ago