History’s Most Notorious Gangsters' Favorite Recipes

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Thanks to notable films like The Godfather and Goodfellas, Italian-American life now harbors at least two major stereotypes: the expectation of delicious home cooking and the assumption of Mafia connections. The truth is, everyone enjoys good food, and famous gangsters from around the world are no exception. From the mean streets of 1940s Los Angeles to the end credits of Martin Scorsese's best mafia movies, delectable recipes have often tempted America's most notorious underworld bosses.

Over the decades, some of these recipes have filtered out to the public for everyone to enjoy. If you've ever thought, "What did Al Capone eat?" you can now find out for yourself. A number of classic, delicious gangster recipes are free to cook up in your home kitchen, and the best restaurants visited most frequently by notorious families have set the standard for classic dining.