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By John LaFemina

A hilariously humorous cookbook–cum–how–I–did–it memoir by way of the chef/restaurateur who created New York's amazing Ápizz restaurant.

At the age of thirty–seven, John LaFemina left a profitable occupation as a jeweler to turn into a chef. rather than going again to college, or getting on–the–job education, he did it the challenging means: he obtained the eating place after which taught himself to cook.

Today he owns of recent York's nice Italian restaurants–Ápizz and Peasant–and is without doubt one of the city's most–talked–about cooks, incomes rave reports from lovers and critics. during this attractive cookbook, he not just stocks ratings of recipes, yet describes his lifestyles as a Canarsie boy studying approximately meatballs and macaroni in his mother's kitchen–and finds how he drew on a life of Italian cooking, and his personal exertions and beautiful style to create his dream eating place from scratch.

LaFemina takes us step–by–step in the course of the technique of discovering the correct place (and realizing what percentage meatballs you want to promote to pay the rent), designing a cafe, purchasing all of the beneficial allows and licenses, and growing the menu. And this can be simply the 1st a part of working a restaurant. He stocks his stories in facing the general public and the clicking, unforeseen failures, and eventually, basking within the glory of a favored restaurant.

Along along with his inspiring tale, John LaFemina additionally stocks a hundred mouthwatering recipes, including:

Lasagna with Braised Wild Boar

Mushroom Risotto

Veal, pork, and red meat Meatballs with Ricotta Filling

Open Ravioli with Roasted Butternut Squash

Creamsicle Panna Cotta

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

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