This little book is a page in to the history of my family. Not only for its personal photo album, but for recipes that have been so meaningful to me. All my life, I enjoyed these wonderful dishes, with extra fl avorings because they were served with family stories.
On my last trip home to Palermo, my Mom, my wife, and I spent hours looking through old family pictures, recounting one story after another. My mother was animated and theatrical as she narrated her stories, making the special moments from the past come alive again. Perhaps this is where I get my passion for storytelling.