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The Macaroni’s in the Basement: Stories and Recipes

March 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Westchester Italian Cultural Center Tuckahoe NY macaroni in the basement

Presented by Fran Claro

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at  6:30 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. 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 tasting of a traditional Easter treat made from a recipe. A book signing will conclude the evening.

Must register in advance and prepay. Members $20, Non-Members $25


March 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Westchester Italian Cultural Center
24 Depot Square
Tuckahoe, 10707
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