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  • "Everything is cooked daily."


  • Tumino, Sal (Narrator)
  • Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)

Created / Published

  • 1994-08-12


  • -  Italian Americans
  • -  Restaurants
  • -  Foodways
  • -  Oral history
  • -  Interviews
  • -  Sound recordings
  • -  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
  • -  Mr. T's Deli (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Tumino Travel Agency (Paterson, N.J.)
  • -  Ethnography
  • -  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson


  • Ethnography
  • Interviews


  • -  Interview with Sal Tumino, owner of Mr. T's Deli and Tumino Travel Agency.
  • -  Summary of audio segment: TC asks where the recipes come from? ST says they're traditional, from Italy. Talks about ragu, and ingredients, which are part of the rice balls, which are deep fried. Uses saffron [saffron is used in Sicilian cooking, but not usually in the cooking of other regions of Italy]. ST says the food has to taste right, not only to eat, but to sell [he has high standards and won't sell food that falls below these standards]. ST says we make fresh mozzarella here everyday. Have it today, was made two hours ago. The taste is different than what you buy in stores. Has a cook who does a lot of cooking. Some talk about a Sardinian olive oil sold in the shop. ST talks about uses for extra virgin olive oil. Use blended oil in restaurants. Makes you sick. It's like a car, have to take care, change the oil. So it's very important what you're eating, especially today.


  • Digital Audio Tape

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A011

Source Collection

  • Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Tumino, Sal, and Thomas D Carroll. "Everything is cooked daily.". -08-12, 1994. Audio.

APA citation style:

Tumino, S. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Everything is cooked daily.". -08-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Tumino, Sal, and Thomas D Carroll. "Everything is cooked daily.". -08-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.