If Julia Child taught Americans how to cook French food, Marcella Hazan taught them how to cook Italian food. She taught herself to cook when she and her husband Victor came to the US in 1955 and soon Hazan was teaching New Yorkers how to cook noodles, meat sauce, and risotto, enjoying their work during lunch at the end of class. In 1970 New York Times food editor Craig Claiborne came to one of the lunches. The rest, as they say, is history. Her popular cookbooks were known for their simple, straightforward recipes. She died recently at the age of 89. You can hear 2 of her conversations with Leonard.
When Italian cookbook star Marcella Hazan first moved to the U.S. as a young wife, she didn’t know any recipes, and couldn’t speak a word of English. Find out how she went on to become the godmother of Italian cooking in America. Her new memoir is Amarcord.
One of America's most celebrated writers, Philip Roth, talks about his latest novel. Also, Italian cookbook star Marcella Hazan tells stories of her life beyond her fabulous recipes. Actress/singer Diahann Carroll on how she’s broken both racial and age barriers throughout her long career. We look into how the effect ...
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