Joseph C. DeFranco Unveils the Life In A Butcher Shop In New Book

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‘Growing Up In The Butcher Shop’ is a delightful and delectable volume that furnishes readers’ appetite for a sumptuous and delicious read.

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Author Joseph C. DeFranco carefully pens an engaging, interesting and highly delightful narrative that depicts his immense love for his family, friends, Italian heritage, food, and cooking in Growing Up In The Butcher Shop. This book reveals stories that bring back days gone by and lessons once taught. It is DeFranco’s own way to keep the old custom alive and give the younger generation an idea as to the way life was then growing up in the sixties in a butcher shop. This volume revolves around the stories of growing up in an Italian American family that owned a business and the lessons his immigrant Grandparents taught him about love, family, business and community.

The DeFranco business started in 1926 by Philip and Teodora DeFranco. At that time, the business was an Italian grocery store and butcher shop. After their retirement in 1976, they gave the business to their son Martin DeFranco who moved the shop from Roseto to West Bangor Road, Bangor, PA where the business is today. In 1989, Joseph took over the family business and continues to compliment the fine quality of meat which his family once sold. Today, Joe has made the company grow into a seven day a week business with catering services available anytime.

Growing Up In The Butcher Shop is a wonderful and charming book that will caters readers hunger for food, good read and exciting adventure.

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About the Author
Joseph C. DeFranco grew up in a Butcher Shop and ever since, he has been always involved with food. By 1989, he was influenced by his Grandmother Teodora, to own and operate a catering business. Now, he operates this business with his wife, Joelene.

Growing Up In The Butcher Shop * by Joseph C. DeFranco
Publication Date: March 20, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4797-7841-6
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 77 pages; 978-1-4797-7842-3
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-7843-0

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