Brooklyn-born actor Vincent Schiavelli died on December 26 from lung cancer. Perhaps best known for starring in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ghost and Fast Times at Ridgemont High, he also had a great passion for food. He wrote three cookbooks including Bruculinu, America: Remembrances of Sicilian-American Brooklyn, Told in Stories and Recipes.
On NPR he described growing up in Brooklyn, "In my neighborhood you could walk down the street on Sunday morning and you could tell what town in Sicily people were from by the way the tomato sauce smelled coming out the window."
There must be something about Brooklyn that brings out the food lover in all of us.