SPECIAL PRESENTATION: The Macaroni’s in the Basement: Stories and Recipes


Wednesday, March 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Aniella, Concetta, Giuseppina, and Maddelana are the quartet of immigrant women at the core of author and blogger, Fran Claro’s book, The Macaroni’s in the Basement (2014). This collection of stories and recipes focuses on four grandmothers, and the lives they created in their Brooklyn neighborhood after World War II. The chapters are divided by the four seasons, and recount how the women shaped their families and community through their Catholic beliefs and culinary expertise. They are the masters of ceremonies for annual holidays, rites of passage, and other family gatherings. Interspersed with photographs, the book offers fifty recipes that conjure Italian-American life from 1947 for the twenty-first-century cook. The presentation will continue in the kitchen with a brief demonstration and tasting of some of the recipes featured in the book. Book signing will conclude the evening.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Westchester Italian Cultural Center
One Generoso Pope Place
Tuckahoe, New York
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Times: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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