In the May 2022 issue of Vanity Fair, David revels a blockbusting revelation-
In the 1980s and 1990s David Ruggerio was a rising star of French cooking in New York—and a proto–celebrity chef with cookbooks and TV shows to his name. But all that success in the kitchen belied the double life he was leading as a rank-and-file member of the Mob. Decades after his fall from grace and mysterious disappearance from the food world, Ruggerio is coming clean.
To read the article in its entirety- https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/03/the-life-and-confessions-of-mob-chef-david-ruggerio
"David Ruggerio has crafted an outstanding book: an evocatively written memoir of a special time and place that nurtured his rise to culinary fame, and a compilation of irresistible family Italian dishes, many with a brazen Brooklyn accent." –Bryan Miller, NY Times Food Critic
I'm so proud to announce the publication of my second horror novel (OK, its not food, but give me a break!)
It's available on Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Personalized copies are available on Facebook Marketplace.
BEST HORROR NOVEL 2020, ENGLAND'S ROYAL DRAGONFLY LITERARY AWARD
"A scary and hair-raising story." -San Francisco Book Review
"A horror novel that gives you equal parts creepiness, sinister settings, and heart-pounding descriptions." -Sublime Book Review
"A terrifying story." -Readers' Favorite
"Surprises, revelations, a plot that sent shock waves through my system-this story is one I will never forget!"-Feathered Quill
The Perfect Halloween Read!
David Ruggerio's horror novel,
PenCraft Award 2019 Winner - Horror
Maxy Award 2019 Winner- Horror
American Fiction Awards- 2020 Best General Horror
“It brings to mind what you might get if director Tim Burton wrote horror novels!” —Manhattan Book Review
"Harkens back to old school horror... with little of the slash and gore action." -San Francisco Book Revie
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