New cookbook is a visual ode to Italian south Brooklyn

Oct 31, 2019 176

BY: ALEX WILLIAMSON

Bensonhurst-born home cook, photographer and graphic designer Daniel Paterna is dishing up more than mouthwatering recipes in his new cookbook, “Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian’s Recipes Celebrating Food & Family.” Through lovingly rendered photographs, readers also get a taste of the neighborhood’s little Italian bakeries, butcher shops and corner stores, alongside a highly personal family memoir. 

The Bensonhurst backdrop gives rich context to recipes for dishes like arancini, eggplant parmesan and Paterna’s favorite, torta dolce di ricotta, a traditional Italian cheesecake made with ricotta instead of cream cheese. “I think anyone that has it is kind of over the moon,” said Paterna. “You can’t not like it.” 

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SOURCE: https://brooklynreporter.com

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