Dec 13 2008

Patsy’s Cookbook – Autographed

Published by at 3:00 am under Veal Recipes

Patsy's Cookbook - Autographed

Please note that the cook book is autographed by Sal Scognamillo, author, chef, and owner, BUT the autograph is not personalized for the recipient. After almost 60 years in the making Patsy’s Cookbook hit the bookstores in June 2002 and is already in it’s fourth printing. In this very readable cookbook, Sal Scognamillo, co-owner of and third-generation executive chef, shares recipes and entertaining anecdotes and stories from this landmark restaurant and its well-known clientele. Fans like Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino, Rosemary Clooney and, recently, Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Lopez, Sean “Puffy” Combs and Rudy Giuliani have frequented the restaurant because of Patsy’s unpretentious Neapolitan roots. In one sidebar Aunt Anna recites her recipe for Frittata with Leftover Pasta; another relates a Quick and Easy Lobster Fra Diavolo (although the sauce, while you can buy it, remains a guarded secret). The introduction is devoted to Old Blue Eyes, with Frank’s Clams Posillipo and Frank’s Veal Cutlets Milanese, describing the time he and Sammy Davis Jr. competed tap dancing and singing. The book covers traditional courses, beginning with Asparagus Rolls and Mussels Arreganata and ends with Maddalena Raspberry Cookies and Tiramisu. The extensive vegetables chapter includes Vegetable Napoleon, Fried Zucchini Blossoms, Zucchini a Scapece, and White Bean and Scallion salad. Soups include the homey Pasta e Ceci, while pastas provide a basic palette of sauces along with variations such as Farfalla Papalina and Risotto Fruitti di Mare. Scognamillo (Patsy’s grandson and current chef) shares recipes for Chicken Piccata, Steak Alla Patsy and Sal’s Chilean Sea Bass with Eggplant and Olives (the “best sea bass in New York City” according to Tony Bennett). Directions are simple and well adapted to home cooking; the book will please both old and new fans alike. From the Back Cover of the Book: Patsys is more than a restaurant. To me, its a touchstone.Nancy Sinatra Patsys is the old


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