So what’s up with the tiny hot dogs?
Pigs in a Blanket are everyone’s favorite party food but I have an extra special and particularly juicy relationship with them. That serving tray of crispy, salty, buttery tiny hot dogs has guided my path, helping me navigate my awkward childhood and propelled me into my career, allowing me glimpses into so many worlds and scenarios, that previously only existed in my fantasy life.
Are all the stories in this book about food?
Some stories are about food but some stories are about my turtles, my struggle with infertility, my deep crush on actor John Goodman, lunching with Robert Deniro or that time I served a cotton candy margarita to a stripper.
Tell the truth — you’re a celebrity caterer — who’s the biggest nightmare?
Sorry folks, this book is not a celebrity tell-all. This is more of an “Aw shucks, Justin Timberlake really liked my mini grilled cheese! WAIT, does that mean he wants to make out with me?" kind of book. My stories are about serving, dining with and in some cases, dancing with celebrities. Remember Rerun from “What’s Happening?” Yea , like that.
French Fries? Cheese or no cheese?
My name is Mary Giuliani but unfortunately, sometimes on a daily basis, I am mistaken for the former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. I am not his daughter, his wife, his sister or HIM. It’s Mary NOT Mayor!
So... who’s Lucille?
Lucille is my Grandmother and she is someone I am HAPPY TO SAY IS A RELATIVE. She owned and operated several successful hotels in Montauk and while this book contains mostly humorous essays about my struggles and journeys, there is a larger story weaved within about her life; how ahead of her time she was, how relevant her story is today and how much I loved hanging the NO VACANCY sign on the front of her hotel.
Didn’t you already write a book?
Yes, I did and it can be found on Amazon under the category “This would have sold much better if she were part of the Housewives franchise.”
So let me get this straight…you’re a caterer who’s not really a foodie who wants to be a writer who originally had the goal of being the next Tina Fey on SNL…what’s wrong with you?
I suffer from Delusional Optimism….something I learned from watching the Carl Reiner film The Jerk, so many times THAT Steve Martini’s character, Navin Johnson, became my guru, leading to my mantra, which is, I believe that all your dreams can come true, even the silliest ones.
Do you REALLY have an email from Rip Taylor?
Yes, yes I do.
When is this book coming out?
April 9th, 2019
Can I pre-order?