Many years ago I got a review copy of The Wiseguy Cookbook by famous mobster Henry Hill (the movie Goodfellas was based on his life story). But I soon dismissed it as a cheap ploy to make money when I saw the recipe for Pasta e Fagiole (Pasta & Beans). Its the most basic of Italian, Sicilian and even peasant food. When I read the ingredients (salted pork or bacon), I shook my head. No, no, NO! Most peasant dishes are vegetarian, and I can promise you that old school Italians, or even convicted mafia are not going to be using any sort of bacon or “salt pork” in something as basic as pasta and bean soup. Even if they had plenty of it, they would be using it for breakfast meat not soup.
The Wiseguy Cookbook by Henry Hill, because so many great tips in this, plus it's basically an Italian-American 101 cookbook as it's so comprehensive, plus it's bascially lite with extra story on what happens after the novel and movie
Por último, podemos echar mano de 'The Wiseguy Cookbook', escrito por Henry Hill. Probablemente os suene el nombre del autor, ya que en él se basó Nicholas Pileggi para escribir el libro 'Wiseguy', posteriormente llevado al cine por Martin Scorsese en 'Uno de los nuestros' con Ray Liotta interpretando el papel correspondiente a Hill.
Hill also said he has his second cookbook in the works, a follow up to "The Wise Guy Cookbook," which will focus on pastries and other Italian treats.