THE LOST RAVIOLI RECIPES OF HOBOKEN
A Search for Food and Family

By Laura Schenone
W.W. NortonOctober 2008
www.lauraschenone.com
www.wwnorton.com

Trade Paperback352 pages, $15.95, ISBN: 978-0-393-33423-4
Subject: Food / Family / Identity

"A culinary detective story, a family confessional, and a moving meditation on assimilation and authenticity." Vicki Hyman, Star-Ledger

"Laura Schenone has written an elegant masterpiece about her complex and fascinating Italian heritage. This personal journey, woven together with delicious recipes framed by her family history, dazzles like the harbor of Portofino. This is a treat for anyone who is Italian American, and if you're not, when you finish this book you'll wish you were." —Adriana Trigiani, author of the Big Stone Gap series

"In Schenone's capable hands, her search—at times, she admits, obsession—with a ravioli [recipe] becomes a vehicle for taking on some of life's big themes: the immigrant experience, contemporary American values, as well as love, friendship, regret, and reconciliation. ... This is a feast for the mind and the heart, as well as the palate." —Peg Tyre, Newsweek

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