566 South Clinton Street

Recipes and Memories of Growing Up Italian

by Judith A. Melillo, PhD



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781546254225
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781546254249
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781546254232

About the Book

566 South Clinton Street is a family cookbook filled with authentic Italian recipes from the Stellas, the Lipumas, and the Melillos. Most recipes come with a story or a memory attached! Never before have these family recipes been printed. The author gives great descriptions, precise directions, and suggestions to make cooking and entertaining an enjoyable and easy task. From complicated desserts like homemade cannoli to easy pasta dishes like penne con vodka, even the least-experienced cook can accomplish great things in the kitchen if you follow the step-by-step instructions.

About the Author

Dr. Judith A. Melillo, PhD, is a retired professor from Kent State University in Ohio. Judith is the mother of five children—Jason, Thomas, Jamie, Janna, and Mia—and has fifteen grandchildren. She was married for forty-six years to the love of her life, Dr. Thomas V. Melillo, who passed away in 2013. Judith grew up in East Orange, New Jersey, where she graduated from Saint Joseph’s Elementary School, East Orange Catholic High School, and Montclair State University. In 1967, she married Tom, taught high school mathematics in Collingswood, New Jersey, lived in the Bay Area, and taught at Castro Valley Middle School and Novato High School. From San Francisco, the Melillos moved to the Cleveland, Ohio, area, and she received her PhD and taught at Kent State University in the College of Education. She currently lives in Arizona and is a passionate gourmet home cook. The recipes in this book are simple foods, mostly from her childhood as well as recipes she has altered or created. The majority of the Italian recipes are from her mother, her aunt, and her grandmother. Steeped in Italian tradition and accented with wonderful stories and memories, the book began as a way to preserve family history and the rich Italian traditions for her children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. As her circle of friends grew and her talent for entertaining blossomed, more and more of her friends wanted copies of the family recipes. This cookbook is the result of much support, encouragement, and love from her husband Tom, her mother, her sisters, and her friends.