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by Allen C. Kupfer,Joseph R. Gannascoli

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Author:
Allen C. Kupfer,Joseph R. Gannascoli
ISBN13:
978-0765353146
ISBN:
0765353148
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Publisher:
Forge Books; Reprint edition (November 28, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.8
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303

A Meal to Die For is deliciously sinful and fattening. A Meal to Die For" is truly facsinating! This book is top notch. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Joseph Gannascoli in person at the Golden Age of Gangsters Convention in Chicago

A Meal to Die For is deliciously sinful and fattening. Not since I read Rex Stout’s Too Many Cooks while stuck on an Amtrak train have I been so entertained and famished at the same time. I hope Joseph Gannascoli and Allen C. Kupfer will dish up many more courses in the future. Loren Estleman, author of Nicotine Kiss. Joseph Gannascoli in person at the Golden Age of Gangsters Convention in Chicago. Mr. Gannascoli is a very nice gentleman and a huge star on the HBO television series, the Sapranos. I highly recommend this book!

A Meal to Die For book. Benny Lacoco is a food fence

A Meal to Die For book. Benny Lacoco is a food fence. A load of frozen shrimp falls off. Joseph Gannascoli is Vito, the Soprano's hitman, and it's a pleasure to read his culinary mystery featuring Benny Lacoco, a guy on the fringe of the mob who prepares a command meal for the bosses' sit down. How's that for niche? Benny's a smart guy and figures out early how to bend the rules within tolerable bounds of the mob's rightness and wrongness. Sure he fences frozen shrimp and bad olive oil, but he is loyal to those who've helped him and besides, he's a damn good cook.

Joseph R. Gannascoli, Allen C. Kupfer. Tom Doherty Associates, 28 нояб Even with the "help" of cowriter Kupfer, Gannascoli's book. Tom Doherty Associates, 28 нояб. Benny Lacoco is a "food fence". Even with the "help" of cowriter Kupfer, Gannascoli's book. Joseph R. Gannascoli is an actor who has appeared in numerous movies and is a regular on HBOs phenomenally successful TV series The Sopranos. He has been a guest on such shows as Emeril, Bobby Flay, Donnie Deutsch, and Howard Stern as well as on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club. He is also a skilled restauranteur. Allen C. Kupfer teaches at Nassau Community College.

Gannascoli, Joseph R; Kupfer, Allen C. (Allen Conrad). While preparing a ten-course meal for some of his old Mafia friends, Benny Lacoco, "the Food Fence," speculates about rumors that someone in their inner circle is preparing to turn state's evidence and enter the Witness Protection Program.

A Meal to Die For: A Culinary Novel of Crime. A Meal to Die For - Joseph R. Gannascoli. by Joseph R. Gannascoli and Allen C. This gives Benny the chance to prepare the meal of his life, A MEAL TO DIE FOR, because word has it that someone in their midst is a rat, and some things just can't be forgiven. maravedi 1Go to maravedi 1's profile, opens in a new window.

A book to die for. By Thriftbooks. com User, January 13, 2006. I bought this for my husband because he is such a big Soprano fan, but I wound up reading it in two days, loved the food, and the story, I know he will too, as will other readers. It was filled with such excitement and anticipation that I couldn't put it down. The setting is present day Brooklyn with flashbacks of Brooklyn in the "good old days". In fact, many of the places mentioned in his book brought back fond memories of my childhood. It's an adventure filled with dreams, reality and the will to overcome adversity.

Author: Gannascoli, Joseph . Kupfer, Allen C. Published: 01/10/2006. ISBN-13: 9780765314444. Featured Vendors Price Offers. Gannascoli (born February 15, 1959) is an American actor, most notable for his portrayal of Vito . Gannascoli (born February 15, 1959) is an American actor, most notable for his portrayal of Vito Spatafore on the HBO series The Sopranos. Prior to acting, Gannascoli was a professional chef. Gannascoli AkA "Joe Soup". Gannascoli in June 2011.

The conceit of this "novel" is that an actor who plays a gangster on a TV show has written a book about restaurants and cooking for mobsters. Even with the "help" of cowriter Kupfer, Gannascoli's book falls painfully short of a good read, and only qualifies as "writing" in the sense that it does have words inside, though not always grammatically correct ones. This whole mess pains me, because I think the basic premise of the book is quite good. As a professional cook, I long for great books featuring engaging chefs in compromising situations

Benny Lacoco is a "food fence".

Benny Lacoco is a "food fence". A load of frozen shrimp falls off of a truck, or perhaps a few cases of olive. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

Benny Lacoco is a "food fence". A load of frozen shrimp falls off of a truck, or perhaps a few cases of olive oil or some nice expensive wine with an unpronounceable name comes into your possession, Benny is the guy who can move it for you.No questions asked.He's well connected and a man of respect.But there is another side to Benny. He's a gourmet cook who once aspired to be a renowned restaurateur…but business (and other matters equally unsavory) got in the way.Now Benny has been summoned to cook a special meal for some of his associates on the occasion of the big man being sent up the river.This gives Benny the chance to prepare the meal of his lifeA MEAL TO DIE FORbecause word has it that someone in their midst is a rat, and some things just can't be forgiven.From the abundant antipasto of chicken liver mousse, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, grilled sardines, and other delicacies to the creamy delight of crayfish bisque, three types of pasta, and main entrees of roasted lamb, baked snapper, and chicken with artichokes and sausage, we are treated to flashbacks of Benny's life in a novel that blends the best of Big Night with Goodfellas.
  • I am not a mob fan; I don't really like the characters and the violence much, but I got this because I've been on a culinary mystery jag and it got good ratings. Well. I'm really glad I did. This was a great story -- well-written, interesting and fun to read. Ironically, the recipes were not that much of interest -- more gourmet and difficult to make than those I gravitate toward. But the story construction and storytelling were superb, and I enjoyed this book very much.

    It's the story of Benny Lacoco, a natural chef who turns his talents to cooking, and fencing, for the mob. As the story unfolds we gradually learn about his career and his personal history, all leading up to this night, the night he must prepare and serve a remarkable meal for unknown guests -- guests who turn out to be criminal associates. Benny comes to believe that one of those present has been fingered as the rat who got their capo 10-20 years in jail, and that the meal will end badly for one of the attendees. It could even be him. When you live a life of crime, no one's hands are clean ....

    This was skillfully written. I'd read another by this author.

  • I don't read much fiction. Came across this and decided to read it. Enjoyed it!

  • I picked up a copy of 'A Meal To Die For' the other day while in route from Los Angeles to New York, having placed some great expectations on Joseph Gannascoli since I have eaten Joe's delightful cooking, and knowing Joseph, have always been engaged by his giant, inviting charisma. Well, to my delight (and to my appetites dismay . . . as I had a six hour flight on my hands), 'A Meal To Die For' delivered a fun and engaging read unique in the craft of storytelling since there were wonderful culinary delights to draw from in book. The idea of the plot line brought me back to the cult classic film 'The Chef, The Wife, The Thief, and The Lover . . . except my own visuals of the character movement were easily identifiable with as a New Yorker. Overall, Joe Gannascoli offers a delightful novel that readers will truly savor every little morsal of. If you're like me, and you love to eat and read at the same time, then open this book, turn through the pages to a dish you fancy, run to the nearest grocery store and buy all the necessary ingredients, get back to your house, open a nice bottle of wine, and then start cooking and eating till your heart (and stomach) is content!!!

  • ''l love you Johnny Cakes'' is what Joey G. is best known for. But after reading this book, you'll think you're on the 0rient Express chasing a killer than a bed & breakfast in New Hampshire chasing a hunky biker with a knack for making that special breakfast. Now that ''Fat Vito'' is dead, maybe Joey G. will become the next Mickey Spillane.

  • "A Meal to Die For" is truly facsinating! This book is top notch. I had the honor of meeting Mr. Joseph Gannascoli in person at the Golden Age of Gangsters Convention in Chicago.

    Mr. Gannascoli is a very nice gentleman and a huge star on the HBO television series, the Sapranos. One of my favorite shows. I highly recommend this book! Good Reading! Thank you.

    Review from Tony Stewart, author of Dillinger, The Hidden Truth. Contact at email: [email protected]

  • I really enjoyed reading this book. It was filled with such excitement and anticipation that I couldn't put it down. The setting is present day Brooklyn with flashbacks of Brooklyn in the "good old days". In fact, many of the places mentioned in his book brought back fond memories of my childhood. It's an adventure filled with dreams, reality and the will to overcome adversity. I can't vouch for the recipes at the beginning of every chapter though, but I will try some of them. Pretty good effort for a first-time writer and a Sopranos star. I look forward to reading a second book!

  • I picked this book up quite by random and was surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It's a quick, yet delightful, read!

  • I was looking for a good mystery. This story is primarily about a young chef's experience with the mob. The environment is more New Jersey "Goodfellas" than a kitchen. Mob pressure , crime and threats were not what I hoped to find in the story.