"Lee's cookbook arrived this week. I looked at it from FRONT to BACK, one page at a time. I was very impressed with the range of recipes! My Connie is interested in making several of the new dishes. The addition of the family photos and information made this more than a cookbook. Hugs and kisses from both of us. Grazie mille!"

Tony Marotta - Host of "Radio Italia" WRUW-FM Cleveland, OH

"Big Mamma's Italian-American Cookbook has been my favorite go-to cookbook. I have found the ingredient amounts to be so precise that there is absolutely no guessing - the result is perfect every time. My husband, who has spent extensive time in Italy over the years, thinks the recipes in this book take his taste buds right back to place he so loved. Yet, all ingredients are so easy to find right here in America. Fantastic recipes, beautiful photos and a rich family history make this book a feast for the palate, the eyes and the soul!!!"

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"Family dinners at the Noviello (Novello) house were special to me. The day was filled with relatives telling stories, opera music, and endless courses of homemade Italian-American food."

"Once I tasted Big Mamma's 'Sunday Gravy', I was hooked. This is where I discovered my 'Italian Heart' and the dream of writing my first cookbook."  - Lee Casazza

Big Mamma's Italian-American Cookbook offers the best of both worlds. Original recipes from Italy and those that have been "Americanized" in family kitchens. 

The hardbound book includes 116 recipes prepared by Lee and three generations of the Casazza and Noviello families. Every dish is photographed by Lee just before they were served.  They are presented with easy-to-follow instructions, the healthiest ingredients, and lots of personal advice. 

Enjoy the most complete guide to the best tasting Italian-American 

cooking you will ever experience.