HBO is branching out into food as an ancillary business to "The Sopranos," the drama about a New Jersey mob family that begins its fourth season in September.
Warner Books, an HBO corporate cousin, will publish "The Sopranos Family Cookbook: As Compiled by Artie Bucco," a collection of southern Italian-style recipes. Bucco is the fictional owner of the Nuovo Vesuvio restaurant in the TV series.
The recipes will be sprinkled with "advice" from other cast members, including Tony Soprano's grilling methods.
HBO is also planning a gourmet food line under Bucco's name, manufactured by The Halifax Group. The first products will go on sale this fall: marinara sauce, pasta, salad dressing and frozen pizza.
Upcoming next year will be Bucco's brands of barbecue sauce, olive oil and additional salad dressings and pasta sauces.
The products will be available via HBO's Web site starting in September, and are to be sent to specialty stores and grocery stores by the end of the year, the network said.