Goodfellas star Paul Sorvino and Emmy-award winner Dee Dee Sorvino create delicious, authentic Italian recipes in this entertaining cookbook.
Dee Dee and Paul Sorvino do their best to make everyday a party. They celebrate life and being with each other in big and small ways as often as they can. They believe that the best way to celebrate or to solve the problems of the world is with a nice glass of wine and bountiful meal. No subject is taboo at their lively dinner table-especially when cocktails are served!
Providing a glimpse into their bi-coastal life and tales of Paul's acting career, this authentic Italian cookbook offers 80 recipes with menus for relaxed entertaining. From a Goodfellas' feast to a picnic with an Italian accent, from an abundant buffet to elevated Italian street fair food, the Sorvinos know how to turn out meals that are as delicious as they are fun. Their easy-to-prepare, mouthwatering recipes range from regional Italian classics to new takes on traditional food. Stuffed clams oreganata, unique bruschetta combinations, pasta e faigioli, pizza salumeria, farfalle with asparagus and pancetta, Pauls' famous meatballs and spaghetti sauce, chicken scarpiello, panzanella, grilled figs with honey and walnuts are just a few of the outstanding recipes found in Pinot, Pasta, and Parties. The food is so good at the Sorvinos' that theirs is the place of choice for casual get-togethers wherever they are.
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About the Author
PAUL SORVINO has appeared in nearly 200 films, a variety of television shows, and Broadway productions. Best known for his portrayal of tough guys, Sorvino portrayed Paul Cicero in Goodfella s, police chief Capt. Edelson in Cruising, and Detective Phil Cerrato on Law and Order. An operatic tenor and a man of many talents, he has performed at Lincoln Center and is an internationally known sculptor.
DEE DEE SORVINO is an Emmy Award winning television host and radio personality. She has appeared on Fox News Channel, Fox Business Channel, CBS Morning Show and many others.
The Sorvinos call New York and Los Angeles home.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
At first glance, Pinot, Pasta, And Parties co-authored by actor Paul Sorvino and Emmy award winner Dee Dee Sorvino, reads unlike most cookbooks. Paul and Dee Dee engage the reader in an intimate first-person dialogue about their relationship at the beginning of each chapter. Sated with dozens of snapshots into the personal life of the Sorvinos, the cookbook resembles a script more like an indie film with still photography. Pinot, Pasta, And Parties features 10 themed multi-course Italian menus from apertivos to dolce. To kickstart the party, each chapter showcases one of Dee Dee's Special Cocktail recipes. Each of Paul's recipes are described in simple form with step-by-step cooking hints that even an unabashed novice chef can appreciate. For Italian wine lovers, there is an excellent appendix with descriptions of the major red and white grape varietals. And if you're curious about the title, Pinot, Pasta, And Parties, the Sorvinos are referring to the infamous Pinot Grigio grape grown in northeastern Italy. Last but not least, kudos to Photographer Vincent Remini for capturing the mouthwatering dishes so beautifully.