Picks and Pans Review: Italian Immigrant Cooking

updated 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 11/27/1995 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Elodia Rigante

The robust southern Italian recipes in this collection are as authentic as 79-year-old Elodia herself, who beams from the book's cover. Published by her son Neil, this is a tribute to a tradition that has always been mangia-centered. Family photos and bits of history are tossed in with Mama-mia mounds of mouthwatering food. Forget fussy sundried tomatoes and radicchio and get down with salami and cheese. (First View Books, $29.95)

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