Explore the Italian enclaves in New England and the evolution of Italian-American cuisine through profiles of the people, places, and communities and interviews with local chefs, pizzeria owners, butchers, and specialty shops purveyors. Alongside these stories is a mix of historical and modern photos as well as classic recipes passed down through generations and from establishments that still thrive today. Part historical record, part travelogue, part cookbook, Great Italian American Food in New England is fascinating glimpse into the regions rich Italian heritage.
John F. Carafoli is an international food stylist, consultant, food writer and wrote the seminal book Food Photography and Styling, two children’s cookbooks, Look Who’s Cooking, The Cookie Cookbook and Cape Cod Chef’s Table, Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown. He has been published in Gastronomica, The Journal of Food and Culture, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Edible Cape Cod where he won an EDDY for Best use of Recipes in a feature and has been profiled in the Italian publication of ER (Emilia Romagna). In addition to presenting papers at the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in England, he has organized the biannual International Conference on Food Styling and Photography at Boston University. Carafoli was also featured on the TV Food network’s Ultimate Kitchens, and NPR. He also conducts culinary food, music and culture tours to Italy. Carafoli lives in West Barnstable MA and can be found in the waters during the winter months gathering fresh oysters and clams. Visit him at www.carafoli.com.