Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion
Being that you are likely in preparation for a huge New Years eve dinner, may we suggest homemade Italian. And may we also suggest The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. Filled with the classic italian fare that everyone loves, but with little tweaks here and there to lighten the recipes up. The book is filled with fantastic and helpful diagrams from how to hand mix pasta dough, or to shuck clams, and will teach the you tips and tricks necessary in capturing that Grandma's recipe flavour that you're missing from your Italian cooking...including a fantastic recipe for a classic red sauce (marinara). And if you're wondering where this book comes from, the Frankies (Frank Falcinelli & Frank Castronovo) own one of the best and most popular old world Italian American eateries in Brooklyn's Carroll Garden...Frankies 457 Spuntino. It is so popular in fact, they have expanded their empire by two more restaurants and a coffee shop...and have now opted to share their secrets with the you. Available at fine bookstores everywhere.