Audio Recording "Cooking has always been my hobby."

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"Cooking has always been my hobby."
Contributor Names
Tumino, Sal (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Cooks
-  Foodways
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Mr. T's Deli (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Tumino Travel Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
-  Interview with Sal Tumino, owner of Mr. T's Deli and Tumino Travel Agency.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC asks about the deli, how was that started. Is now a deli, ST wants to make that more of arestaurant, offering cooked things. A personal touch. ST likes to cook, it's always been a hobby. TC asks does ST have special dishes? ST says he's a decent cook, can cook quite a few dishes. He cooks food for the lunch business. TC mentions a pasta dish he saw in the case. ST mentions other dishes, baccala salad, tripe. People don't do some things at home, or want special dishes [ST provides that through the deli]. Pasta for us [Italians] is like toast for the kids over here. Everyday in Italy was pasta, so we were raised, we are pasta people, pasta and bread. ST takes a lot of personal pride in everything he does here, has to be good or he won't sell it. ST says, Our specialty are rice balls, actually. TC says he saw them today. Make pies with eggplant, spinach,broccoli.
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A011
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Tumino, Sal, and Thomas D Carroll. "Cooking has always been my hobby.". -08-12, 1994. Audio.

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