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In Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food and Family, Daniel Paterna takes you on magical journey into a hidden world. Through recipes handed down in his family, stunning photos taken by the author himself and three-generations of memories, Paterna reveals the soulful, humorous and always delicious history of Italian-Americans in Brooklyn.
Paterna is the real deal, a third-generation Italian American, whose family has preserved their culture from the shores of Naples to the streets of Bensonhurst. He’ll show you how to make long-forgotten recipes like stuffed calamari and he’ll take you to the stores, restaurants and bakeries where artisans are still doing things the old way.
This is an intensely personal book that powerfully illustrates the essence of American experience: The ways food, family and memory are preserved and changed by the immigrants who brought them to our shores, and the children of those immigrants who KEEP the flame alive.
Daniel Paterna’s Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food and Family is a timely reminder that a shared memory of food draws upon and enriches our souls.