PIENO DI GRAZIA
The recipes, techniques and lessons of my Italian grandmother Mary
Encompassing over 70 years of her life in the kitchen, my grandmother's recipes represent the chronological journey of Italian-Americans from her home village of Pitigliano in Tuscany in the late 1800s to Hershey, Pennsylvania where Italians settled to work for Milton Hershey in the early 1900s.
Her hometown of Pitigliano is known as Little Jerusalem, home to a population of Jewish Italians who greatly influenced the regional cuisine of this area of Italy, which is another unique layer to this collection of recipes.
Thirty-six years ago, I started typing her recipes and practicing the recipes with her. The result is approximately 180-200 pages of recipes including photographs. I gave particular emphasis to several traditional recipes which she prepared most often; especially for holidays and celebrations.
Currently seeking representation with a reputable publishing company for this project.