Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food & Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers
Learn to cook classic Italian recipes like a native with the long-awaited debut cookbook from Rossella Rago, creator of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna!
For Rossella Rago, creator and host of Cooking with Nonna TV, Italian cooking was never just about the amazing food or Sunday dinner; it was also about family, community, and tradition. Rossella grew up cooking with her Nonna Romana every Sunday and on holidays, learning the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia, like focaccia, braciole, zucchine alla poverella, and pizza rustica.
In her popular web TV series, Rossella invites Italian-American grandmothers (the unsung heroes of the culinary world) to cook with her, learning the classic dishes and flavors of each region of Italy and sharing them with eager fans all over the world. Now you can take a culinary journey through Italy with Rossella and her debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes, along with advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers.
With easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and mouthwatering photos, Cooking with Nonna covers appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, breads, cookies, and desserts, and features favorite recipes including:
- Sicilian Rice Balls
- Fried Calamari
- Stuffed Artichokes
- Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe
- Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl
- Ricotta Cookies
- Homemade Pasta
- Handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs
- Four-Cheer Lasagna
If you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further!
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About the Author
Rossella Rago is the host of the popular web TV series Cooking with Nonna (www.cookingwithnonna.com). For each episode of the show, Rossella invites an Italian-American nonna to cook with her and share traditional Italian recipes and fond memories of her childhood in Italy. Rossella, a graduate of St. John's University, has traveled the country and performed cooking demonstrations in numerous cities across the United States with local nonne as her partners.
Rossella spent her childhood in the kitchen with her maternal Nonna Romana, learning the long legacy of recipes from Puglia passed down through the generations. Launching Cooking with Nonna TV has allowed Rossella to expand her culinary expertise to much of the rest of Italy too. Rossella, together with her mother and her Nonna Romana, won the "Italiano Battle" episode of the Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle in 2010. She is the author of Cooking with Nonna and Cooking with Nonna: A Year of Italian Holidays (Race Point Publishing, 2017 and 2018). Rossella lives in Brooklyn, New York.