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Rao''s, the hundred-year-old restaurant with a mere ten tables tucked in a corner of East Harlem in what was once a  legendary Italian
neighborhood, is one of the most sought-after restaurants in all of Manhattan. Its tables are booked months
in advance by regulars who go to enjoy what The New York Times calls its "exquisitely simple Italian cooking" from traditional recipes,
many as old as Rao''s itself. You may not get a table at Rao''s, but now with this book you can prepare the best Italian home-style food in the
world in your own kitchen. Here for the first time are recipes for all of Rao''s fabulous classics--its famous marinara sauce, seafood salad,
roasted peppers with pine nuts and raisins, baked clams, lemon chicken, chicken scarpariello, and on and on.
The recipes are accompanied by photographs that re-create Rao''s magic and testimonials from loyal Rao''s fans--
from Woody Allen to Beverly Sills. Here too is a brief history of the restaurant by Nicholas Pileggi and a Preface by Dick Schaap.
Both will convince you that what you have in your hands is a national treasure, a piece of history, and a collection of the best Italian
American recipes you will ever find.

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Rao''s is an old, 10-table restaurant in an old, New York-Italian neighborhood in which old Italians still may or may not live (this was never made quite clear in Nicholas Pileggi''s complete-history-of-Italian-immigrants-in-America introduction to the cookbook), but you can''t go there to eat. Not unless you know someone who has a lock on one of the tables. These are shared occupancy tables, condominium tables. Every night (Monday through Friday) is already spoken for--has been spoken for, in fact, for quite some time. Mixed in with the names of the obvious rich and famous and powerful who get to eat at Rao''s (and who have enthusiastic things to say about Rao''s throughout the cookbook) are names of the not-so-obvious to anyone who hails from outside the Italian neighborhood that spawned them. Rao''s sounds like a dream of what New York once may have been like--joints on every corner full of character and soul--or what everyone would like to think New York may have been like. It sounds a little like a Disneyland nostalgia experience that just about everyone will never have.

So bless Frank Pellegrino for putting Rao''s kitchen between the covers of this book. If you want the excitement and charm and comfort food of Rao''s, you can now cook it yourself and pretend that''s Dick Schaap sitting over there, and Rob Reiner coming though the door with Woody Allen, Brenda Vaccaro, and John-John. Plan on eating lots of tomato sauce, for Rao''s springs from the same roots that gave America Italian red sauce restaurants of the checkered tablecloth and Chianti bottle candle holder stripe. Rao''s does it far, far better, and with soul. The late Vincent Pellegrino, who made Rao''s what it seemingly continues to be, was particularly fond of grilled meats, and those sections of the book are exemplary: simple, straightforward, to the point. Even the tripe sounds like it might be worth trying.

If you want to cook Italian and not sweat the regional details, this book is the one to pull off the shelf. --Schuyler Ingle

From Library Journal

Rao''s is a New York City institution, a tiny, family-owned Italian restaurant in East Harlem that has attracted national attention and a celebrity clientele. But most of its ten tables (they added two tables to the original eight after the restaurant had been in business for 99 years) are reserved, in perpetuity, for regulars, many of whom have been eating there once a week for decades-so a jar of Rao''s Homemade Tomato Sauce is the closest most people will ever come to the restaurant''s fare. But here are the simple, classic recipes that 80-year-old "Auntie" Annie and the other cooks make every weekday: Seafood Salad, Baked Clams Oreganate, Pappardelle with Hot Sausage Sauce. Scattered throughout are quotes from devoted fansAsome famous, some "from the neighborhood"Aand lots of photographs. For area libraries and other larger collections.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From the Inside Flap

Rao''s, the hundred-year-old restaurant with a mere ten tables tucked in a corner of East Harlem in what was once a legendary Italian
neighborhood, is one of the most sought-after restaurants in all of Manhattan. Its tables are booked months
in advance by regulars who go to enjoy what The New York Times calls its "exquisitely simple Italian cooking" from traditional recipes,
many as old as Rao''s itself. You may not get a table at Rao''s, but now with this book you can prepare the best Italian home-style food in the
world in your own kitchen. Here for the first time are recipes for all of Rao''s fabulous classics--its famous marinara sauce, seafood salad,
roasted peppers with pine nuts and raisins, baked clams, lemon chicken, chicken scarpariello, and on and on.
The recipes are accompanied by photographs that re-create Rao''s magic and testimonials from loyal Rao''s fans--
from Woody Allen to Beverly Sills. Here too is a brief history of the restaurant by Nicholas Pileggi and a Preface by Dick Schaap.
Both will convince you that what you have in your hands is a national treasure, a piece of history, and a collection of the best Italian
American recipes you will ever find.

From the Back Cover

Here for the first time are recipes for all of Rao''s fabulous classics - its famous marinara sauce, seafood salad, roasted peppers with pine nuts and raisins, baked clams, lemon chicken, chicken scarpariello, and on and on. The recipes are accompanied by photographs that recreate Rao''s magic and testimonials from loyal Rao''s fans - from Woody Allen to Beverly Sills. Here too is a brief history of the restaurant by Nicholas Pileggi and a Preface by Dick Schaap. Both will convince you that what you have in your hands is a national treasure, a piece of history, and a collection of the best Italian American recipes you will ever find.

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If you like 50''s and 60''s Italian restaurant fare, you''ll love this cookbook.
Reviewed in the United States on September 17, 2020
I bought this book on strong recommendation of a fellow cooking school student. The recipes, presumably comprising the menu at Rao''s, are all typical of Italian restaurants across the U.S. from the 50''s or 60''s -- Shrimp Scampi, Spaghetti a la Puttanesca , Veal Milanese,... See more
I bought this book on strong recommendation of a fellow cooking school student. The recipes, presumably comprising the menu at Rao''s, are all typical of Italian restaurants across the U.S. from the 50''s or 60''s -- Shrimp Scampi, Spaghetti a la Puttanesca , Veal Milanese, Sausage with peppers and onions, etc. None are complicated and they revolve around a relatively small set of ingredients and techniques. That''s important if you don''t want to stock a wide variety of exotic ingredients and don''t want to spend hours in the kitchen prepping a meal. If you''re looking for more diverse ''authentic Italian'' recipes, Marcella Hazan''s ''Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking'' would be a better bet, as would Lynn Kasper''s ''The Splendid Table''. The recipes seem to work, although I''ve noticed a few, like ''Anna and Frankie''s Meatballs'' or ''Rao''s Lemon Chicken'' where ingredient quantities seem incorrect. Maybe it''s cultural. Italians don''t often use recipes, they just learn cooking from their mothers.

Rao''s is a study in marketing savvy. They''re a tiny (10-table) restaurant in Harlem (that''s the north end of Manhattan Island). They''ve convinced Hollywood and New York A-Listers that theirs is the best place to see and be seen. Reservations are difficult to get and if you''re a non-VIP, they''re out of reach. That''s all at a restaurant that serves a menu you could find in any ''red sauce'' restaurant in the U.S, and likely at a cheaper price.
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Great book!
Reviewed in the United States on July 9, 2020
Recipes are straightforward & simple. Just exactly what I was hoping for. I enjoyed the personal stories - but I’m that weird friend who reads cookbooks like a novel. It’s a pretty book ... currently residing on my coffee table.
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One of the better cookbooks I own
Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2020
A huge collection of some recipes from an American Italian restaurant institution. I hated jar sauce since I was used to my Italian mother''s fresh sauce but I started buying Rao''s jar sauce a few years ago. Blew me away. I knew I needed this book. I was right. Beautiful... See more
A huge collection of some recipes from an American Italian restaurant institution. I hated jar sauce since I was used to my Italian mother''s fresh sauce but I started buying Rao''s jar sauce a few years ago. Blew me away. I knew I needed this book. I was right. Beautiful hardcover book covering all sorts of Italian recipes, from starters and salads to pasta and main course meat dishes. Great buy if you cook.
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Molto Bene!
Reviewed in the United States on October 14, 2019
I bought this for a Wedding Shower gift since the young couple are planning their honeymoon to Italy during Spring Break. The book is full of more than just their classic restaurant recipes. There are family photos as well as photos from the early days of this now famous... See more
I bought this for a Wedding Shower gift since the young couple are planning their honeymoon to Italy during Spring Break. The book is full of more than just their classic restaurant recipes. There are family photos as well as photos from the early days of this now famous Italian eatery. I know the couple will love it AND I plan to visit this historic restaurant on my next visit to NYC!!
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Italian food perfected
Reviewed in the United States on January 24, 2021
Can’t wait to go to the grocery store and start cooking up this perfect food. I know I’ll never get a reservation there, but if they tell me how to cook their recipes, I’m fine. I’ll have Rao’s parties at my house. And my music will be better 😉
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Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2015
I have known of Rao''s for the last 10 years ever since their marinara sauces appeared in my local Whole Foods. While I may never experience first hand what it would be to dine there, I can cook these timeless dishes to my hearts (and stomachs) content. My go to meal has... See more
I have known of Rao''s for the last 10 years ever since their marinara sauces appeared in my local Whole Foods. While I may never experience first hand what it would be to dine there, I can cook these timeless dishes to my hearts (and stomachs) content. My go to meal has become red onion and tomato salad followed by Lemon Chicken with fresh baked ciabatta. Or during these cold days, roasted red peppers on focaccia. The beauty of these recipes is that they are truly from the heart and soul of Rao''s and not creations of celebrity chefs (not that there''s anything wrong with that). Along with these recipes are the stories that bring the book to life and for a moment, as the aroma of steak pizzaiola fills my kitchen and home, I am there.
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This is the one!
Reviewed in the United States on February 2, 2016
I can only echo the rave reviews that have already been posted: this is the best Italian cookbook I''ve ever seen. At last, a list of the best dishes I remember eating as a child, with simple, easy-to-prepare recipes. There is no need to substitute exotic, expensive... See more
I can only echo the rave reviews that have already been posted: this is the best Italian cookbook I''ve ever seen. At last, a list of the best dishes I remember eating as a child, with simple, easy-to-prepare recipes. There is no need to substitute exotic, expensive ingredients for the basic ones just to put a spin on an old classic. Just make it the way Rao''s does, and you''ll understand why it''s impossible to get a seat at the restaurant.
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Decent read
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Bought used , in amazing shape. Very happy with price, I almost got this at B and N for 40 bucks. Great recipes, but most important are the anecdotes and cooking tips along the way. Great read. (Too bad none of us will ever get to dine there)
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Disappointed
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 16, 2019
There was a lot of hype about this book and as I love to cook especially Italian I bought it. Bit of a let down really as it was kind of basic stuff that you can find anywhere. Enjoyable read though.
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Brilliant book recipes so tasty
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The presentation of the recipes is very good. Therecipes in this book are very good, easy to prepare and very nutritional.
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Rao’s cookbook
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Great cookbook very well written, recipes are easy to understand and follow. I gave it to my wife for Christmas she absolutely loved the recipes in Rao’s Cookbook and plans to use them combined with the Rao’s pasta sauces.
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I like this cookbook because of its simplicity
Reviewed in Canada on May 17, 2018
I like this cookbook because of its simplicity. It is my opinion that authentic Italian food is not overly complicated. The trick is the right amount of flavor from each ingredient. I notice that a lot of celebrity chefs over do it a bit in that area. These recipes are real...See more
I like this cookbook because of its simplicity. It is my opinion that authentic Italian food is not overly complicated. The trick is the right amount of flavor from each ingredient. I notice that a lot of celebrity chefs over do it a bit in that area. These recipes are real home cooking Italian style. Yum!
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