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May 22, 1998 05:37 PM

Rao's Cookbook

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Anyone seen/used this book? Any impressions?

Also, has anyone out there actually eaten at this
place? I know the restaurant by reputation only. I've
heard it's pretty much impossible to get a reservation.

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    Christine Bridges

    How can you expect to eat at a place that only has,
    what, eleven tables and holds them all for the
    "regulars?" This isn't a restaurant, it's a private


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      Emilia Soroko

      My husband has made the marinara sauce from this book. It is the best I have ever tasted. His mother's side of the family is from Italy and are excellent cooks. The trick is to find San Marzano tomatoes. We use imported tomatoes when we cannot find the San Marzano. It is better with the San Marzano tomatoes.

      Martha Stewart did a feature on the restaurant last week. I would love to eat there!

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        sharon reilly

        Would it be at all possible to e-mail me the recipe for Rao's Shrimp Scampi. I had it last week and it was delicious. thank you

        1. This is the single best cookbook I've ever used. Recipes are simple and wonderful. Best marinara sauce anywhere only takes an hour. Meatballs are bravisimo.

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            Sarah Groshong

            I have never eaten in the restaurant, but their marinara sauce that costs about $10 a quart retail is the best I have ever had outside of Italy! I can't justify spending $40 for a cookbook just for one recipe, but I intend to copy it out of the next copy I can find at Barnes and Noble!