This is an outstanding selection of more than 180 recipes collected by the author while traveling through the Italian countryside. These wonderful dishes use fresh ingredients, carefully prepared to bring out the special flavors of the best Italian cooking. From "Zuppa alla Contadina" to "Fiche al Cioccolato", these recipes will delight both family and friends.
CHOSEN CHILDREN is a documentary that lifts the veil of secrecy, follows the dollars, names names, provides the data, and exposes the corruption and hidden costs in America's symbiotic Foster Care, Adoption and Prison industries. The author not only quotes helping professionals, organizations, university researchers, media and other sources, but also gives a voice to adults who were taken at birth or in early childhood and who are trapped in these systems, to narrate their life histories of abuse, addiction and crime, and offers alternatives to America's failed Foster Care, Adoption and Prison Systems.
The 1990 case, Carangelo v. Connecticut, was not won. So why publish a book about a class action that was not won? Because half the United States population has had an adoption, or relinquishment for adoption, in their immediate family, and most often the separation was financially motivated. But just as it took many court cases to end slavery, it may take many court cases to dismantle the corrupt Child Welfare and Adoption System, so it is important to know what preceded them. It is also important to note two things to understand the purpose and use of this book: (1) the United States is still the largest market for stolen children in the world with California being the largest U.S. market for stolen kids; (2) that the secrecy component of sealed adoption is never requested – It is imposed by state law, disguised as "confidentiality" and "privacy" but mainly protects against public awareness as to the methods of procuring infants and children, not only in the 1960s "Baby Scoop" era, but also now that foster care and adoption are a multi-billion dollar industry in which everyone makes money and the child is the biggest loser.
Why did Joseph Kondro, who started life as a normal, healthy kid, raised by decent adoptive parents, become a child rapist-killer? For the first time, the killer reveals how he took a whole community's children, and why the whole community kept his secrets as he "inhaled the last breaths" of his young victims.
LORI CARANGELO is no stranger to the criminal world as result of investigating and interviewing incarcerated killers, rapists and other assorted criminals. She compiles their stories, not solely to satisfy the reader's thirst for a bloody tale, but also to ferret out answers to often asked questions such as WHY they did it, and HOW a normal child grew to become a unremorseful "monster" -- in order to help prevent more monsters.