12 Days of Cookbooks: The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual

Day 6…

Looking for a great foodie read? Then you have found it right here.

The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. This book is as readable as it is cook-able. You’ll find lots of great stories between the covers of this cookbook. But, even better than the stories, is the cooking information that you can use day in and day out.

The Frankie’s (Falcinelli & Castronovo), along with Peter Meehan, do a fantastic job of storytelling and most importantly, giving you some unbelievable Italian dishes to make for yourself. They tout their recipes as “everyday Italian-American cooking” and they really are.

There are recipes included here for all cooking skill levels. And, I do mean all. Frankie’s BLT recipe is featured in the sandwiches and soups chapter. It doesn’t get much easier than a BLT. But, I have to admit, I’ve had some not so great ones in the past. So, maybe there is some technique there.

There are lots of great drawings to accompany the recipes and stories. It also has a very useful section on equipment.

Obviously, a trip to the restaurant would make an awesome holiday gift. But, if that’s not possible a copy of the The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual would be the next best thing.

Author: Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo and Peter Meehan
Publisher: Artisan
Pages: 256
Released: June 14, 2010

Previous Days Cookbooks

Day 5 New England Soup Factory Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Purveyor of Fine Soup
Day 4 The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary Edition
Day 3 The Starving Students’ Cookbook
Day 2 The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook 3rd Edition
Day 1 The I Love Trader Joe’s Cookbook

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