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A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur
A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur John LaFemina 0060853352 9780060853358 A hilariously funny cookbook-cum-how-I-did-it memoir by the chef/restaurateur who created New Yorks dazzling Apizz res
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A Man and His Meatballs: The Hilarious but True Story of a Self-Taught Chef and Restaurateur by John LaFemina

A hilariously funny cookbook-cum-how-I-did-it memoir by the chef/restaurateur who created New Yorks dazzling Apizz restaurant. At the age of thirty-seven, John LaFemina left a lucrative career as a jeweler to become a chef. Instead of going back to school, or getting on-the-job training, he did it the hard way: he bought the restaurant and then taught himself to cook. Today he owns two of New Yorks great Italian restaurants-Apizz and Peasant-and is one of the citys most-talked-about chefs, earning rave reviews from fans and critics. In this gorgeous cookbook, he not only shares scores of recipes, but describes his life as a Canarsie boy learning about meatballs and macaroni in his mothers kitchn-and reveals how he drew on a lifetime of Italian cooking, and his own hard work and exquisite taste to create his dream restaurant from scratch. LaFemina takes us step-by-step through the process of finding the perfect location (and figuring out how many meatballs you have to sell to pay the rent), designing a restaurant, procuring all the necessary permits and licenses, and creating the menu. And this is just the first part of running a restaurant. He shares his experiences in dealing with the public and the press, unexpected disasters, and finally, basking in the glory of a popular restaurant. Along with his inspiring story, John LaFemina also shares 100 mouthwatering recipes, including: Lasagna with Braised Wild Boar Mushroom Risotto Veal, Beef, and Pork Meatballs with Ricotta Filling Open Ravioli with Roasted Butternut Squash Creamsicle Panna Cotta Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Author: John LaFemina

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 240

Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks

Publication Date: 2006-10-24

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John LaFemina (Edition: First Edition) Hardcover