Welcome to America’s Little Italys, a celebration in words and pictures of the colorful history of the Italian immigrants’ journey as they brought their culture and cuisine to America. Based on her extensive and detailed research, author Sheryll Bellman offers profiles of fifty-one Italian restaurants, specialty shops, and markets in fourteen cities across the United States. Many of the eighty-three coveted recipes included in this book have been passed down for generations; they are the signature dishes that made the restaurants famous. Illustrated with more than 400 photographs and ephemera, America’s Little Italys presents the delightful history of this cuisine, which is now acknowledged as America’s favorite food.
About the Author
Sheryll Bellman’s writings have been featured in USA Today and on NPR, and she is the author of Through the Shopping Glass, and America’s Great Delis published by Sellers Publishing. She lives in New York City.