By Dan Pelosi
2023 • Union Square
GrossyPelosi is your best friend in the kitchen--actually, he's family.
In his debut cookbook, larger-than-life personality Dan Pelosi offers up a warm hug of home cooking, sharing both comfort and connection with 101 of his nearest and dearest Italian American recipes. Some have been passed down through his family, and others have been cooked up from scratch--but all are made with love and accompanied by fun, meaningful stories to warm your heart while filling your belly. Read how Bimpy (the 100-year-old grandpa the internet loves to love!) smuggled homemade subs into Yankee Stadium, then craft your ultimate Big Italian Sandwich. Relive the memory of Dan learning how to make his friend's mom's stuffed chicken cutlets in their Jersey Shore house (and getting himself adopted into their family), then level up with Prosciutto & Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Parm. Learn how Dan's mom would spring him out of school before the final bell (just to preheat the oven), then make your own Early Dismissal Pot Roast. And rewind to the beginning of Dan's relationship with his boyfriend, Gus, then recreate the Zabaglione (and the romantic Cheesecake Factory ambiance) that inspired their first "I love you."
In addition to the staple chapters like Eggs, Appetizers, Pasta, Meat & Fish, and Sweets, you'll also find deep dives on Dough and Marinara, presented with hero recipes you can spin into all kinds of deliciousness. (Don't worry--his viral Vodka Sawce is here!) Also sprinkled throughout are Grossy's Guides to cooking, cleaning, organizing, and everything you need to become intuitive in your kitchen. Dan also shares his Grossery List, which contains all of the fail-safe items that he always has stocked.
Approachable and tasty, Dan's recipes are meant to be shared with the ones you love. Set the table, grab a chair, roll up your sleeves . . . now LET'S EAT!
Dan Pelosi is the Italian meatball behind GrossyPelosi, the popular Instagram favorite for all things comfort and food. He hosts The Secret Sauce for Food52 and appears regularly on Good Morning America. He lives in Brooklyn, but you can find him online at @grossypelosi.
“What a joyous (and stylish) cookbook, and so fun to read. Dan’s humor, generosity, and impeccable advice come through on every page—lucky us!”—Deb Perelman, New York Times bestselling author of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook
“In a shock to no one, Dan’s debut cookbook is as full of living, laughing, and loving as any cookbook possibly could be. The recipes are homey and unpretentious just like he is—where sitting down with your people to a cozy, delicious meal is the end goal, and there’s joy in the process of getting there. We all yearn be guests at GrossyPelosi’s table, and while I am lucky enough to have been one on a number of occasions, rest assured that diving into Let’s Eat is about as close as you can get.” —Molly Baz, New York Times bestselling author of Cook This Book
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