The pride of passing on a tradition. Few in today's culture see that opportunity as more than an unwelcome duty. In old world Sicily, passing on a tradition was a privilege entrusted down through generations, accepted with pride and delivered with gratitude. Joe Romano has had authentic Sicilian cooking passed down to him, and has extended his family to include everyone who loves cooking as an expression of passion, love, and connection. Might this be you?
Josephine is an important woman in Joe's life, she's his mother! Every Sicilian must know the romantic arts. A great blessing for Sicilian parents is to teach a young man to find his place in the world. Here in America, a son who sees his opportunity to learn and pass on these arts will find a proud mother not far away.
“The Extraordinary Cuisine of Josephine” Cookbook
co-authored by Paula, Tony and Joe Romano
The Extraordinary Cuisine of Josephine is filled with delicious recipes that will take you away to another place and time. And when you cook them yourself, you too will be part of an age old Sicilian pride!
This is the first product from Mom's cookbook that I have made available for sale. The blend of sauteed eggplant cubes, red bell peppers, celery, oregano, tomato puree, basil, sugar, capers, red wine vinegar, olives, and fresh parsley is as beautiful as a marriage... at least the first few weeks of a marriage. It is a family favorite and for the last year, I have given away samples at food and wine festivals, grocery stores, and farmer's markets to promote cookbooks and "Girls' Night In" private parties.
Most of the people sampling it wanted to buy the bottle right on the spot... and I had to tell them it was not for sale. Now it is!
• Serve the caponata on Italian bread sprinkled with some Romano Cheese (what else??), heated over some pasta, or straight out of the jar.
• Caponata was the top selling concession at The Colosseum during the Roman Empire... now, you may have it shipped directly to your home.
Beautifully crafted adjustable aprons w/ front pockets from Port Authority available in red, white, green, or black w/ Sicilianaire
logo and map of Italy on the front!!!