"Feast of the Seven Fishes". A Brooklyn-Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food & Family By Daniel Paterna

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In Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn-Italian's Recipes Celebrating Food and Family (powerHouse Books from Penguin Random House, November 5, 2019) , Daniel Paterna takes you on a magical journey into a hidden world. Through recipes handed down in his family, stunning photos taken by the author himself, and three generations of memories, Paterna reveals the soulful, humorous, and always delicious history of Italian-Americans in Brooklyn.

Paterna is the real deal: a second-generation Italian American whose family has preserved their culture from the shores of Naples to the streets of Bensonhurst. He'll show you how to make long-forgotten recipes like stuffed calamari as he takes you through all the stores, restaurants, and bakeries in Brooklyn where artisans are still doing things the old way.

This is an intensely personal book that powerfully illustrates the essence of American experience: the ways food, family, and memory are preserved and changed by the immigrants who brought them to our shores, and the children of those immigrants who keep the flame of tradition alive.

“Feast of the Seven Fishes reads as though it came from my own family’s kitchen.” —Michael Lomonaco, former Epicurious TV host and chef at Porter House New York.

DANIEL PATERNA has created some of television's most recognizable images; during his career, he has worked with leading content brands including ABC News, AMC, A&E, Disney, ESPN, History, and PBS, earning awards from such institutions as PRINT, Communication Arts, and Promax/International Broadcast Design Association. His design for NBC's coverage of the 1996 Olympics won him an Emmy from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Paterna was born and raised in the house his grandfather built in Brooklyn, graduated from The Pratt Institute with honors in graphic design, and currently heads his own Brooklyn-based design group. His photography has been on display at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the 440 Gallery in Brooklyn.

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