It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life

It Ain't Sauce, It's Gravy: Macaroni, Homestyle Cheesesteaks, the Best Meatballs in the World, and How Food Saved My Life

Steve Martorano


Has cooking ever stored a lifestyles? It certainly rescued Steve Martorano from the streets of South Philadelphia, and a virtually convinced lead to penitentiary … or worse. Raised on Gram’s meatballs and Mom’s macaroni, Martorano discovered at an early age that full-flavored nutrients made with loving fingers was once the single meals worthy consuming. And, incidentally, that’s macaroni and gravy, no longer pasta and sauce, cuz. That’s simply how it is in Martorano’s world.

When it appeared like the one destiny for a child from the local was once to force a truck or subscribe to the mob, it used to be this ardour for nutrition that encouraged Martorano to arrive for extra and begin his first “restaurant”—selling home made sandwiches he ready in his mother’s basement. those sandwiches, served up with an aspect of Steve’s character, became out to be the recipe for achievement and began Martorano within the eating place business.

Eighteen years after starting the really well known Cafe Martorano in fortress Lauderdale, Florida, Martorano now runs a complete of 4 winning eating places in Florida and Las Vegas, and has equipped a loyal and ever-growing clientele—including a bevy of celebrities—who are greater than prepared to attend hours for a desk. during this own, humorous, delectable cookbook, the self-proclaimed “heavyweight champ of Italian-American cooking” bargains us a variety of the dishes that experience made his eating places so renowned. one of the book’s seventy-eight recipes, you’ll locate tried-and-true favorites like Martorano Meatballs, clean Mozzarella, crammed sizzling Peppers, and Fried Galamad purple (known as calamari outdoors Philly), in addition to more moderen fare like Grilled Octopus, Rice Balls, and Sunday beef Gravy with Rigatoni (featuring braised pigs’ feet). And don’t worry—Martorano doesn't bypass the cocktails or dessert! anticipate to bask in Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Zabaglione, Cannoli Cream, Tuscan Lemonade, and Sicilian Mules. Steve Martorano’s It Ain’t Sauce, It’s Gravy gives you all of the staples of scrumptious neighborhood-style convenience foodstuff, served up within the author’s one of a kind, deliciously fun-loving style.

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