This witty cookbook, with its gilded edges and embossed cover, may look old-fashioned, but the recipes are just what we want to eat now. The entire Frankies menu is adapted here for the home cook, from small bites including Cremini Mushroom
and Truffle Oil Crostini
, to such salads as Escarole with Sliced Onion & Walnuts
, to hearty main dishes including homemade Cavatelli with Hot Sausage & Browned Butter
. With shortcuts and insider tricks gleaned from years in gourmet kitchens, easy tutorials on making fresh pasta or tying braciola, and an amusing discourse on Brooklyn-style Sunday "sauce" (ragu), The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion & Kitchen Manual will seduce both experienced home cooks and a younger audience that is newer to the kitchen. The cookbook is also available in electronic format for your convenience through Zinio.com.