Praise for Delicious Memories:
"Anna carried on her family's culinary tradition; her new book, Delicious Memories, is part cookbook, part family history, and part homage to her ancestors-immigrants who made their way in a new country."
"Delicious Memories . . . written by Anna Boiardi, the granddaughter of Mario Boiardi . . . is filled with fabulous-looking dishes that appear to not come out of a can."
"You won't find the secret recipe for Beefaroni in the book-but you will discover how to make the tomato sauce that turned her family into an American sensation."
-New York Post
"Aside from the classic fare, Boiardi] includes some recipes for unexpected dishes such as potato salad Italian style, apple cider rosemary roast chicken, and baked cauliflower. Enhanced with striking full-color photos throughout, this loving paean to home-style Italian cooking and the culinary traditions of a family dynasty rooted in food offers just the right balance of nostalgia and appetizing recipes."
"If you've never been excited by Chef Boyardee's spaghetti and ravioli dinners, fear not-there's much more to the Boiardi family's recipes than what you've seen in the supermarket."
"To Anna, food is not just a family business, it's a family passion, something that she has known ever since she was young and hopes to carry on for the rest of her life."
-Haute Living "
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2011-04-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Boiardi, granddaughter of one of the founders of the Boyardee food empire, celebrates family traditions in this warm and inviting book. While the name Chef Boyardee may conjure up images of canned ravioli and Beef-a-roni, the recipes she includes are authentic Italian comfort food suitable for everyday meals. She provides a useful "12 Essentials to Make 15 Dinners" section that lists essential items to keep on hand and the dishes that can be made solely from these ingredients. Chapters cover everything from antipasti and pasta to seafood, poultry, meats, and desserts. Familiar dishes such as minestrone soup, lasagna, and chicken cacciatore spark memories for Boiardi as she offers family tips and twists on recipe adaptations. For Italian staples such as risotto, she provides complete and separate recipes for numerous variations including parmesan cheese, asparagus, porcini mushrooms, and lobster. Aside from the classic fare, she includes some recipes for unexpected dishes such as potato salad Italian style, apple cider rosemary roast chicken, and baked cauliflower. Enhanced with striking full-color photos throughout, this loving paean to home-style Italian cooking and the culinary traditions of a family dynasty rooted in food offers just the right balance of nostalgia and appetizing recipes. (May)