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Papa's Family Recipes is a true story of Alberto Petrucci, the son of emigrant Italian parents from Detroit. Alberto went on to become one of the largest contractors in the Midwest. He was a very kind, caring, and humble man who loved his family deeply. He also had a passion for cooking and was quite good at it. Alberto, know to those in his family as "Papa", left behind a ...more
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Published March 27th 2015
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Tony Smith Smokey was his faithful friend and even though he was as big as a house, he was full of love for everyone.
Tony Smith Actually he cooked he sauce for 4 hours. I can tell you it was worth every bit of the wait too!!!
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Heena Rathore P.
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Note: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Papa's Family Recipes is a heart-warming tribute to author Tony's father-in-law- Alberto Petrucci aka Papa. I'm generally not into non-fiction, but this book is something entirely different.

It took me to an emotional journey and left me craving for my own father's company. It was touching and the love and care Tony put into writing this book comes across beautifully.

The writing is brilliant and it feels like a
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Janice Spina
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A Touching Tribute to a Papa!

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of Papa and his delicious sounding recipes. The author along with and his wife give the reader a look into the life of the author's father-in-law with some family photos too.

Papa came from Italy and brought with him his love of life, cooking and hard work. He worked at some tough jobs and succeeded in having his own construction company.

He was a caring and loving man who loved his family first and shared his love for them
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Yinglan
Dec 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall, I really enjoyed the book. It was a quick read (took me about 1 hour) and the author Tony A. Smith kept me entertained with his humor and conversational tone. The part I enjoyed about the book was its narrations. It read as though Tony and his wife, Denise, were speaking to me about Papa, Alberto Pertrucci. It felt as if I was watching a brief documentary on PBS. The illustrations helped too. It helped me accurately envisioned the setting and the environment Alberto grew up in.

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Henry
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am reading this book ''Papa's Family Recipes'' and to the extent I have gone, it is a very good book that will encourage you to venture anything God has placed in your mind to do no matter your age, culture, language barrier, where you came from, your background etc.
The book will also help those who want to learn how to cook some Italian food.
I will recommend the book to anyone that needs encouragement and of course everybody needs it.
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