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May 5, 2009

Dom DeLuise’s cookbook: EAT THIS… It’ll Make You Feel Better!

Filed under: Bellingham local,local,Pacific Northwest — Bellinghamster @ 11:29 pm

When I grew up, I didn’t know how to cook. Why? I had a Mother who could cook. I learned to do other things…and when I moved out it was dine out or prepacked. My schedule was: leave my apartment to go to work at 7am and get home by 7pm. What 20 year old is going to start cooking then? I ask you!

Well, my co-worker Maria did. I asked her: What do you cook? (stupid question to ask a Maria from Brooklyn- Italian food, of course!)  Maria gave me my second cookbook: Dom DeLuise’s EAT THIS… It’ll Make You Feel Better! That was the beginning of a beautiful relationship.

Dom DeLuise’s cookbook is filled with Doms’ Mamma’s Italian home cooking and favorites from Dom’s friends (e.g. Burt Reynolds…), with lots of celebrity pictures and anecdotes to go with them. My book has been used so many times it’s held together with packing tape – NO JOKE! It’s Dom’s Mom’s Meatballs and Burt’s Beef Stew that finally broke the book. It’s even got Nancy Reagan’s Baja California Chicken:

8 chicken breasts, boned
salt and pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons tarragon vinegar
2/3 cup sherry

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add crushed garlic to oil and vinegar in skillet. Saute chicken pieces until golden brown, turning frequently, about 10 minutes.
Pour sherry over the chicken and place skillet in preheated 350-degree oven for 10 minutes.

Serves 2 republicans, 2 ambassadors, 2 dignitaries and Mr. and Mrs. Tip O’Neill – 8 You get the picture.

Dom DeLuise was also an actor. For those of you unfamiliar with The Cannonball Run, it’s a 1980’s slapstick comedy movie with 2 sequels and Dom DeLuise as one of MANY star actors. The movie is about an illegal cross country race from NYC to Redondo Beach, CA. A camp movie with a never ending chase scene.

Have a TV dinner with Dom DeLuise tonight!


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