This collection is not simply a group of recipes, but a vehicle that connects generations. Intertwined with the ingredients are memories and a unique portrait of a family.
The story begins in Italy, travels through the gates of Ellis Island, and develops in the boroughs of New York.
Annabelle Patano Pompilio is our connection to yesterday. Her masterful ability to collect and recreate these traditional recipes has formed a living family history.
Though the table settings have migrated west and the language spoken has transformed into English, Annabelle has ensured these family recipes will be preserved for tomorrow.
It is for Annabelle that this book was assembled and named - Una Mamma Italiana e una Benedizione di Dio: An Italian Mother is a Blessing From God.