The Romagnolis' Table: Abruzzi Specialties
© 1974 WGBH Educational Foundation, All rights reserved.

Catalog Number 31-012
Format Standard Play CAV

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Pressing Location DiscoVision Carson
Retail Price $5.95
Year Issued
Side Frames Running Time
1 51,098 28min 23sec
Dead Side Various
Video Transfer
Audio Transfer
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Pressing Notes

Typical of the transfers from WGBH programming available on DiscoVision, the colors are bright and sharp. The audio is exceptionally clean with only minor background noise. As with most of the Julia Child programs, it appears this was rushed through production, with portions appearing scripted and at times Franco and Margaret seem to be "winging" it. I got a good chuckle hen Franco spends ponders the amount of salt to add to boiling water only to be told by Margaret that she had already done it.

Some copies have a mastering error at frame 39,972 which cause the player to invoke an auto stop. Pressing Play proceeds past the error. This program is also known to be the actual contents of all copies of A Roman Family Dinner.

Known Dead Sides

Release History

Classic television like Abruzzi Specialties never seem to get a second chance. The title was never reissued on LaserDisc.

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Updated: January 27, 2018
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