Here is a suggestion for a special holiday Christmas gift: NORTH END ITALIAN COOKBOOK

It has been on the market since 1974. I wrote the first three as a fundraiser for the North End Union, our now defunct Community Settlement house.  All my 6 books were and still are extremely successful and the one and only written pertaining to our famous community including  the many seniors who gladly offered their input.

All books have been auctioned on Channel WBGH,  QVC,  and my recipes were included in so many many books, magazines and newspapers.

I also was a guest speaker at The Ritz Carlton,  Radio and TV shows and so on. I taught children at the Children’s Museum where I did food demonstrations etc. including Prisons for inmates in the culinary schools programs.

The book appropriately is called The North End Italian Cookbook, my 6th edition.  An exclusive in our humble village.

You can purchase the cookbook at many local stores and online at

Thank you for considering this possible Holiday goodie.
Marguerite Buonopane


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  1. The North End Italian Cookbook can be purchased locally at the Green Cross Pharmacy on Hanover Street, the North End Gift Shops on North Square, Polcari’s on Parmenter Street, I Am Books on North Street.

  2. Marguerite Buonopane, I remember being a little girl and me and my friend, Christina Gaudin would come into the North End Union and we would help you bind your cookbooks. We had so much fun. You used to pay us $.25 per book and when we got to $2 to $4 each (which was a lot of money in the 70’s) you would “thank” us and tell us, if our mom’s would let us, to come back tomorrow to help again. My fond memories of growing up in the North End.
    Thank you Marguerite!!
    I’m going to purchase a couple of the books and I’m going to put this on my Santa’s list for myself.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. This is a wonderful cookbook, and has a special place at the family ranch outside Dallas. It makes a great gift for folks who cook, but might not know how to cook Italian. I have bought and given this book over the years, and it is always not just appreciated…but used. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. And who doesn’t need a little North End in one’s life?

  4. Hi Marguerite,
    I love your cookbook! Thank you so much for this precious gift. I am seeking your help!
    I live in California, but my mother’s family is from the East Coast, and originally Italy. I am writing to ask for your help. I will be visiting the North End this May, 2019, to see cousins, aunts, and uncles. The reason for my visit is to learn more about my family, our history and our food. Last year (I am so grateful), I went to Italy to Torre le Nocelle (birthplace of my great grandmother) and Benevento- San Giorgio del Sannio (birthplace of my great grandfather). They both emigrated to the North End as children, were married there and had 6 children, one of them was my grandmother.
    I am a food and travel writer, but mostly a 59 year-old woman in search of my roots.
    Do you know anything about the people from Torre le Nocelle or Benevento? Or is there someone you might recommend my contacting while I am in Boston? Do you have any restaurants, chefs, or home cooks who might also know about our cuisine? Thank you so much again for creating your cookbooks and for the cherished recipes.
    Ellen Shick (Chiavelli and Cefalo)

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