100 Authentic Italian Recipes (w/directory of NY restaurants)

$15.00

by Patrick V. Gallo, Gallo Publishing Co., 1976. Out of print. Full title: “100 Authentic Italian Recipes from the Mighty Alps To Sunny Sicily.” Paperback, green, red and white covers, red comb binding, 65 pages. Includes a fascinating time capsule listing – a “ Directory of Famous Italian Restaurants in the New York Area.” The list includes restaurants in Manhattan (24) Brooklyn (20), Queens (20) Bronx (3), as well as Nassau (14) and Suffolk (3). No telling how accurate the list is – for example there is no listing for perhaps the most famous Italian restaurant in Manhattan at the time, Mamma Leone’s. Still, for the culinary historian, here is a treasure trove of long-gone restaurants and their addresses.. It was apparently distributed to Italian grocery and catering shops. This example has a template on the front cover for Vince’s Catering Service in Severna Park, MD, owned by Vince Aversa. (According to the White Pages directory, Gallo is now 89 and Aversa is 95).

Condition: book is clean, no notes; a bit of spotting on bottom of front cover cover; some clear tape on covers. Thus, VG.


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