Joe Dogs Iannuzzi, whose testimony sent more high-ranking Mafiosi to the slammer than that of any other Federal witness, is a man of many talents. In addition to having perfected the art of dodging mob hit men, he's a legendary raconteur and killer chef. In Cooking on the Lam, he combines them all as only he can, creating one of the most outrageous and unforgettable cookbooks of all time.
This is the true story of how Joe Dogs set out on a trip through small-town America (a million miles from Vegas, Miami Beach, and Rao's Restaurant in New York City), just one step ahead of the Gambino heavies sent to whack him--all while giving no small measure of confusion and heartache (or at least heartburn) to the Federal Marshalls in tow, who didn't take nicely to their charge's clandestine trips to New York City or his habit of staying on the wrong side of the law. Joe Dogs writes about it all with wit, savage humor, and an unerring eye for detail and the good story, even when the joke's on him. Along the way, he tells how to prepare mob standbys like Veal Francese, Tuscan Bean Crostini, Chicken Andrea, Filet Mignon Oscar, with White Clam Sauce, and many more. You don't know how to cook? Fuhgeddaboudit! These recipes are foolproof (and quick, in case it's necessary to whip something up while keeping an eye out for the arrival of a black, late-model SUV with tinted windows).
As fun to read as it is full of easy-to-make delicacies, Cooking on the Lam is an offer no reader can refute.