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The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken

A Search for Food and Family

Laura Schenone (Author)


"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.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2008
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33423-4
  • 5.5 × 8.2 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Endorsements & Reviews

“This is [a] feast for the mind and the heart, as well as the palate.” — Newsweek, Peg Tyre

“Lovely.” — 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

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