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Mama's Recipes

An amazing collection of recipes—inspired by the recipes of the mothers of some of today’s top chefs, including Pat LaFrieda, Guiliano Hazan, and Curtis Stone, and featuring heartwarming stories about the familial influences behind these culinary creations.

Mama’s Recipes is a love letter from thirty renowned chefs to their mothers. A treasured compendium of mom’s best recipes interwoven with touching anecdotes about how these proud mothers have inspired culinary passion in their children.

Even the best chefs of the finest restaurants know that nothing says “love” like a meal home-cooked by mom. Now food editor J.M. Hirsch offers a collection of more than ninety of the best recipes from the mothers of highly celebrated culinary masters in an anthology cookbook unlike any other. Each chapter features a brief introduction to the chef and his or her mother, along with several recipes, a first-person essay about how mom inspired...

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About the Authors

Heather Bertinetti

Heather Bertinetti is the talented young pastry chef working her way through some of Manhattan’s most acclaimed restaurants. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in baking and pastry arts, Heather joined Gramercy Tavern and, just two years later, Per Se. She then went on to open and receive rave reviews at Alto, Convivio, Marea, and Osteria Morini. Heather has been lauded by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and was named in Zagat's 2011 "30 under 30: New York's Hottest Up-and-Comers."

J. M. Hirsch
Photograph by Sharon Ramer

J. M. Hirsch

J.M. Hirsch is the national food editor for The Associated Press. He blogs about the trials and tribulations of his son’s lunches at and tweets as @JM_Hirsch. His previous books include High Flavor, Low Labor: Reinventing Weeknight Cooking, and Venturesome Vegan Cooking. He lives in New Hampshire with his son, wife, and too many cats.