“When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Escape from an Italian American Kitchen is a funny, loving and oh so useful manual on food, family and survival when your mom is a terrible cook."
-- Mo Rocca, host of "My Grandmother's Ravioli"
Serving up a tale that is part memoir and part cookbook, acclaimed foodie Rob Chirico shares his culinary journey after growing up with an Italian-American mother who was hopeless in the kitchen.
Rob Chirico learned to cook as a defense against his mother’s awful meals. After discover-ing that there was more to real food than canned ravioli and frozen vegetables, he decided to try his hand in the kitchen. His memoir oﬀers recipes, cooking techniques, and tips he has cultivated over decades. He blends his expert experience with an engaging and humorous narrative on growing up with suspect meals.