The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken: A Search for Food and Family

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W. W. Norton & Company, Oct 30, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 331 pages
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James Beard Award-winning author Laura Schenone undertakes a quest to retrieve her great grandmother's ravioli recipe, reuniting with relatives as she goes. In lyrical prose and delicious recipes, Schenone takes the reader on an unforgettable journey from the grit of New Jersey's industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria—the family's homeland—with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all, ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Schenone discovers the persistent importance of place, while offering a perceptive voice on immigration and ethnicity in its twilight. Along the way, she gives us the comedies and foibles of family life, a story of love and loss, a deeper understanding of the bonds between parents and children, and the mysteries of pasta, rolled into a perfect circle of gossamer dough.
 

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User Review  - Marzia22 - LibraryThing

I found her quest captivating. Although part of my family is from Piemonte and my grandmother's ravioli were delicious, I remember my step-grandmother's ravioli with special fondness. She was from ... Read full review

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User Review  - pensivepoet - LibraryThing

I love this book! I grew up in an Italian-American family from our fine New York City and I cannot tell you just how many cultural intersections in this book I relate to! Well, maybe I can. Maybe I ... Read full review

Contents

Grace 24 1
23
Ghosts 22
83
Rolling the Dough III 21
91
Alchemies 20
185
Ravioli I Have Known 16
218
The Herbs of Liguria 6
227
Lost and Found Recipes
259
Contents
261
SpeciAl Tools for Making Pasta
264
metal ravioli form
281
Resources
319
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About the author (2007)

Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award–winning A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove and The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. She lives in New Jersey with her family and dog Lily.

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