"Dazzles like the harbor of Portofino." —Adriana Trigiani
Laura Schenone's original goal was simple enough: to find her great-grandmother's recipe for ravioli. But things get more complicated as she reunites with relatives and digs up buried family stories. Taking readers from New Jersey's industrial wastelands and fast-paced suburbs to the coast of Liguria—homeland of her ancestors and of ravioli—The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken is a story of the comedies and foibles of family life, of love and loss, of old homes and new, and of the mysteries of pasta, rolled on a pin into a perfect circle of gossamer dough.
About the Author
Laura Schenone is the author of the James Beard Award–winning A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove and The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken. She lives in New Jersey with her family and dog Lily.
This is [a] feast for the mind and the heart, as well as the palate.
— Newsweek - Peg Tyre
— Entertainment Weekly
Fascinating and memorable.
— Julie Kronenfel - Elle
A culinary detective story, a family confessional, and a moving meditation on assimilation and authenticity.
— Vicki Hyman - Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
[A] solidly researched, lovingly written memoir—and a splendid detective story…This wonderfully intricate, rumpled, generous narrative would be a joy even without the final lagniappe of about two dozen hard-won recipes.
— Anne Mendelson - Saveur