Episode 105: Giuliano Hazan

This week on A Taste of the Past, Linda Pelaccio is on the phone with Giuliano Hazan, cooking instructor and author of a new book entitled Hazan Family Favorites. Giuliano comes from a tradition of fine Italian cooking. His mother, Marcella Hazan, is a famous Italian cookery writer. Tune in to hear Giuliano recount stories of frying with his grandmother, and being teased because of his Italian school lunches. Giulianos book includes unpretentious recipes designed to inspire home cooking. Hear about Giulianos favorite pasta dish, why he loves to teach, and the importance of cooking with family. Hear some of Giulianos heirloom recipes on this episode of A Taste of the Past. This episode has been brought to you by Whole Foods. My mother and father could put up with a lot of things, but not bad food... I think a lot people have a misconception that fried food is always going to be greasy and heavy, but fried properly its really a wonderful way to cook because it seals the natural flavors of the food inside with this crispy exterior. Its almost the purest way of enjoying something when its very well fried. The act of cooking together creates a bond within a family. -- Giuliano Hazan on A Taste of the Past

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