David Ruggerio is a celebrity chef and renowned restaurant owner in New York City. In 1995, prominent vintner Robert Mondavi honored him as one of America’s thirteen best young chefs. You may have seen David on PBS starring in his cooking series Little Italy with David Ruggerio. Or you may remember his iconic series on Food Network, Ruggerio to Go. You may have come across two of his acclaimed cookbooks, Little Italy with David Ruggerio and David Ruggerio’s Italian Kitchen.
And now, I can’t wait to tell you all about David’s new book, A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn. It opens the doors to his aromatic Brooklyn kitchen and access to 135 mouth-watering gourmet dishes you too can create. The book includes recipes to the Italian American cuisine he knows, grew up with, and loves. The wonderfully illustrated book with luscious pictures is bound to inspire you to stir the Super Chef within you.
Trust me, choosing Involtini of Eggplant over Carbonara of Artichoke for the menu will be a tough call. And wait until you try the Octopus in Warm Vinaigrette or even the Gnocchi all’Amatriciana. Your dinner parties will never be the same. And if you have a sweet tooth, a spoonful (mouthful) of Panna Cotta of Orange or Caramel and Figs will never be enough. The book is most likely to make its way to your heart through your stomach, no matter your appetite.
The New York Times’ Bryan Miller says, “David Ruggiero has crafted an outstanding book: an evocatively written memoir of a special time and place that nurtured his rise to culinary fame, and a compilation of irresistible family Italian dishes, many with a brazen Brooklyn accent.”
A Tomato Grows in Brooklyn reflects a beautiful story of triumph and hardship, 35 years of passion for cooking, and a forever rich heritage. Discover what makes David Ruggerio’s Italian American fare of Brooklyn so unique and delightful. Order your copy today.