Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

Com­ing in May from Stew­art, Tabori & Chang: Haz­an Fam­i­ly Favorites: Beloved Ital­ian Recipes

Our favorite meals, often set in stone in our youth, have a spe­cial res­o­nance both nos­tal­gic and gus­ta­to­ry. For the young Giu­liano, those meals were made by mas­ter home cooks: his moth­er Mar­cel­la, and grand­moth­ers, Non­na Giu­lia and Non­na Mary. Haz­an Fam­i­ly Favorites cel­e­brates deli­cious recipes from the entire Haz­an fam­i­ly, pre­pared just as Giu­liano pre­pares them for his own fam­i­ly today.

Res­cued from a fifty-six-year-old note­book and taste mem­o­ries, this book con­tains the culi­nary lega­cy of America’s fore­most author­i­ty on Ital­ian cook­ing. Here are 85 recipes for every course in the Ital­ian meal, includ­ing Appe­tiz­ers, Soups, Pas­tas and Rice, Meats and Seafood, and Sides and Desserts. With recipes from Swiss Chard Tortel­loni to Straw­ber­ry Gela­to to every­thing in between, Haz­an Fam­i­ly Favorites offers an inti­mate look at this icon­ic fam­i­ly and their most beloved recipes.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.