On the Record: Dec. 6, 1982

Scratch an Italian, you find a pasta buff. Scratch an Italian expatriate, like Film Producer Dino De Laurentiis, 63 (Serpico, Ragtime), and you find an epicure with the complaint that no one makes pasta like Papa. The son of a spaghetti-factory owner, De Laurentiis last week opened his new $3.5 million, 12,000-sq.-ft. gourmet emporium in Manhattan, the DDL Foodshow. He has filled his showpiece with a 32-ft. counter for cold salads, 20 ft. of charcuterie and 139 chefs, bakers and pastrymakers. De Laurentiis is no stranger to the delights of kitchen duty. "When...

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