How to Stuff in Italian

One of six children born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, S. Gary Polozola grew up with an appreciation of his faith, family, and food all wrapped in a Sicilian tradition. In the years before his recent retirement from the practice of Immigration Law, he began researching his ancestry which now numbers over 30,000 relatives back to the 1400s. Along the way, he amassed a large trove of family photographs, documents, and recipes. Reviewing the recipes, he noted that the most common thread was that of dishes that were not only uncomplicated but stuffed something—an eggplant, a noodle, a steak, seafood, and just about anything that could hold a filling, even dessert. So after culling through the hundreds of family recipes, he selected the ones he liked the most, and this cookbook, How to Stuff in Italian, was born.

--S. Gary Polozola