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Famous Italian Americans
Courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel
"Whenever we visited my grandmother in Brooklyn, she'd make us fly home to Las Vegas lugging olive oil. Each container was the size of a gas can, and we'd bring back, like, nine of them. Now you'd have to fit them in a three-ounce plastic bag."
TV host Jimmy Kimmel
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"My Aunt Rose's specialty was a killer ricotta cheesecake. There was always a big crack on top, like an earthquake had hit it, which would make her crazy."
TV host Joy Behar
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"If I could take the Bruni family of yesteryear to one NYC restaurant, it would be Convivio. It's a good meeting point of almost stereotypically robust Italian food and modern ingredient fetishism."
Frank Bruni, author of the memoir Born Round