Explore the Italian enclaves in different parts of the six states and the evolution of Italian heritage cuisine. What part of Italy did the immigrants come from? How did they adapt recipes and use new ingredients? How did those recipes evolve over the years? Included are profiles of the people, places, and communities that made the largest impact and interviews with descendants including: local chefs, famous pizzeria owners, Italian butchers, home cooks, celebrities, and specialty shops purveyors. Alongside these stories is a mix of historical and modern photos as well as more than 50 classic recipes passed down through generations and some from establishments that still thrive today. Part historical record, part travelogue, part cookbook, Great Italian American Food in New England is fascinating glimpse into this rich New England heritage.
John F. Carafoli is an internationally known food stylist, consultant, and food writer. He the author of Cape Cod Chef’s Table, Food Photography and Styling plus two children’s cookbooks, Look Who’s Cooking and The Cookie Cookbook. He has been published in the New York Times and Gastronomica. He presented papers at the prestigious Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery in England and organized the biannual International Conference on Food Styling and Photography at Boston University. He has written a quarterly feature “In Carafoli’s Kitchen” for the magazine Edible Cape Cod, and won an Eddy award for the best use of recipes in an article. Carafoli has also been featured on the Food Network and NPR and hosts culinary tours through Italy.