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Cookbook Club

Monday, April 24, 2023 — 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
This month’s cookbook is Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials by Angie Rito.

April 24, 2023

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Monday, April 24, 2023
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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Berlin-Peck Memorial Library
234 Kensington Road
Berlin, CT

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    Do you enjoy flipping through cookbooks to decide what to make?

    Do you search through recipes for inspiration?

    Come join our monthly book club, featuring cookbooks! Just register, pick a recipe from the specified cookbook, make the dish on your own, and then gather for a feast. While you eat, you can discuss the cookbook, its recipes and the process of choosing what to make and how to make it. We will aim to evenly distribute the recipes among starters and sides, main courses, and desserts. You do not need to be an experienced cook, just an enthusiastic one!

    Visit the Adult Reference Desk to view the cookbook and pick a recipe. Some copies are available to borrow.

    This month’s cookbook is Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials by Angie Rito.

     

    About the Book

    The words “red sauce” alone conjure images of an Italian-American table full of antipasti, both hot and cold, whisked off to make room for decadent baked pastas topped with molten cheese, all before a procession of chicken parm or pork chops all pizzaiola—and we haven’t even gotten to dessert. It’s old-school cooking beloved by many and imbued with a deep sense of family.

    In Italian American, Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, the chefs of critically acclaimed Don Angie in New York City’s West Village, reinvigorate the genre with a modern point of view that proudly straddles the line between Italian and American. They present family classics passed down through generations side-by-side with creative spins and riffs inspired by influences both old and new. These comforting dishes feel familiar but are far from expected, including their signature pinwheel lasagna, ribs glazed with orange and Campari, saucy shrimp parm meatballs, and a cheesy, bubbling gratin of broccoli rabe and sharp provolone.

    Full of family history and recipes that will inspire a new generation, Italian American provides an essential, spirited introduction to an unforgettable way of cooking.

     



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