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It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy : Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life
by Steve Martorano and Michael Rubino


Overview - From the self-proclaimed heavyweight champ of Italian-American cooking and owner of four incredibly popular restaurants in Florida and Las Vegas-a cookbook that includes all the staples of delicious Philly-style comfort food served up in the author's deliciously flamboyant style.  Read more...

 
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Overview
From the self-proclaimed heavyweight champ of Italian-American cooking and owner of four incredibly popular restaurants in Florida and Las Vegas-a cookbook that includes all the staples of delicious Philly-style comfort food served up in the author's deliciously flamboyant style.
Has cooking ever saved a life? It definitely rescued Steve Martorano: from the streets of South Philadelphia and an almost certain end in jail or worse. And, 18 years after opening the original Cafe Martorano in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, he has two restaurants in Las Vegas, another in Hollywood, Florida, and a devoted and ever-growing clientele (including a bevy of celebrities), who are more than willing to wait hours for a table. Now, in this personal, funny, delectable cookbook, Martorano offers us a wide range of the dishes that have made his restaurants so popular: along with his classic tried-and-true favorites like meatballs and gravy, fresh mozzarella stuffed hot peppers, and fried calamari, here is newer fare like grilled octopus with lemons, Sicilian rice balls, buffalo mozzarella, and braised pigs' feet. And don't worry: he doesn't skip the cocktails or dessert

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385349895
  • ISBN-10: 0385349890
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 8.98 x 7.17 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.73 pounds


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Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - Italian
Books > Cooking > Regional & Ethnic - American - General
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Culinary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-10-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Martorano was born into a family with mob ties in South Philadelphia, and the glamor of crime and easy money exerted a strong pull on him until he started his own sandwich business, which developed into a chain of successful restaurants. Martorano shares that dramatic story arc, along with the recipes that have made his restaurants so successful, in this engaging and mouthwatering collection of Italian classics. From the Italian hoagie that got him started to upscale fare like the elegant prosciutto-wrapped pappardelle with cream and truffle oil now served in his restaurants—not to mention the meatballs that Gourmet magazine called the best in the world—Martorano eagerly and generously shares his tips and secrets. Readers with a soft spot for Italian comfort food will find a lot to like: a grilled hot and sweet sausage summer salad; duck Bolognese; veal piccata; and chicken on the bone, a rustic dish featuring roasted chicken, sausages, mushrooms, and tomatoes, all beg for a turn. A thoughtful compilation of the familiar and the imaginative, paired with a compelling narrative, makes for an engaging and informative addition to the Italian cookbook canon. (Nov.)

 
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