My sister-in-law Aimee Good gave me The Frankies Spuntino Kitchen Companion and Cooking Manual. I love this book. Mario Batali loves this cookbook, too.*
Frankies Spuntino is a tin-ceilinged exposed-brick restaurant in Brooklyn, NY, where chefs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo serve up nonna’s Italian comfort food with a farmer’s market twist. From classic Sunday tomato sauce to salads of watercress with fresh figs and gorgonzola to simple homemade pastas, it’s all here – a great resource for beginners, home cooks and hipsters.
Try Aimee’s Good Dirt Garlic in the Spuntino version of Spaghetti with Clams on page 191. It’s the best garlic ever, I swear.
* “This time-capsule-worthy cookbook is destined to become a lifestyle mantra for the cooking community and the rest of the country.” – Mario Batali