From The Star Of Vh1’s Hottest Show, "How To Use A Meat Cleaver", Secrets & Recipes From A Mob Family
Mob Wives, the reality TV series that follows the lives of 4 women affiliated with the Mob, has quickly risen to become the #1 show on VH1. The show's creator, Jennifer Graziano, its stars, Renee Graziano, & their restaurateur sister Lana Graziano
In How to Use a Meat Cleaver: Secrets and Recipes from a Mob Family's Kitchen (Perigee Hardcover Original; $27.95; February 4, 2014) the Graziano sisters share 100 of their favorite and most coveted family recipes, including: Sicilian-style codfish; lobster arabiatta; parmigiano-baked rigatoni with cauliflower, peas and prosciutto; penne with fried eggplant; Sunday gravy; tripe alla Romania; chicken with sausage, peppers and onions; veal osso bucco; escarole and beans; caponata; Sicilian rice balls, and more. They also share never-before-heard stories and anecdotes from inside the most famous alleged mob family of our day (like how to sneak meatballs to family members in prison).
For these women, there is nothing more important than family. And at the heart of every family—especially every Italian family—is food.
Jennifer Graziano is the creator and Executive Producer of Mob Wives, the #1 show on VH1 for three seasons running, with more seasons on the way. She also produced Big Ang, Mob Wives Chicago and Miami Monkeys in partnership with The Weinstein Company.
Renee Graziano is the star of Mob Wives, and perhaps the show’s most compelling character. She is the quintessential mob princess and loves “the lifestyle,” but tries her best to steer her only son, AJ, in a different direction. She’s been the subject of feature articles inPeople, US Weekly, and OK!, and has appeared on The View, Good Morning America, Extra, and more.
Lana Graziano is the oldest of the Graziano clan. Now a divorced mother of three, she owned and operated several restaurants and is in the process of opening another family restaurant with her two sisters.
HOW TO USE A MEAT CLEAVER:
Secrets and Recipes from a Mob Family’s Kitchen
by Jennifer Graziano, Renee Graziano, and Lana Graziano
Perigee Hardcover Original • February 4, 2014 • $27.95•
ISBN: 978-0399166600 ORDER ON AMAZON
A Tropical Celebrity Retreat and Gift Lounge was created this week with a mixture of celebrities, athletes and DIRECTV's special guests including AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb, Deion Sanders, Serena Williams, Nina Dobrev, Desmond Howard, Jesse Palmer, Peter Facinelli, Jessie James, and more attended the GBK and Aruba Gift Lounge which brought a taste of the Caribbean to the chilly Super Bowl Weekend.
GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, is know for producing the most popular celebrity destinations during major award shows and sporting events. This year’s Gift Lounge during Super Bowl weekend allowed guests to escape the frigid cold with the help of Title Sponsor, Aruba Tourism Authority, who transformed the space into a tropical destination featuring sand and a Super Bar with cocktails as super as the weekend’s festivities. Guests were encouraged to extend their taste of the island by claiming a 3-day / 4-night trip to the One happy island of Aruba.
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To top off the event, music was provided by DJ DON PRICE. DJ DON PRICE began spinning at major events and clubs in Hollywood in 2002. Popular in the muisc and film industries, he has spun for prominent celebrities and artists such as Li’l John, Beyonce, Too Short, Ludacris, Jay-Z, Missy Elliot, Swizz Beats, Busta Rhymes, Gnarls Barkeley, and more.
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