dedicato alla mia mamma
la cuoca della famiglia
This website is dedicated to my Mamma Maria, who taught me how to cook,
and how to enjoy the not so fancy foods in life. A very wonderful
woman, that I truly loved and miss very deeply.
Now for a little history behind these recipes and how they came about.
My Grandparents were immigrants from Italy. They came to Ellis Island, in search
of the great American dream. This was where my mother was born in Newark, NJ.
The recipes were passed to her from her mother, and then passed to me from mine.
Since I have no children of my own, what better way to pass on these recipes but on my
web page so everyone can enjoy them, and maybe start their own tradition with them.
So for now,
All Italians cook their own way. There are many regions in Italy and
all of them make a
recipe a certain way, or may even call a certain dish by another name. Even Sicilans cook
differently from family to family. My cousin and I argue all the time as to what ingredients go
in certain dishes. These recipe's are the way my mother made them, your mother or
grandmother probably made them differently. Each family changes them around to suit
there tastes by changing the ingredients around.
View Mamma's Photo Album Of Her And Louis Prima
Click here to view
a part of an old archived guestbook
All recipes on this site are for you to enjoy.
They are not to be distributed for any purpose other
than personal, and are not to be reprinted or used on
any other web page without my written permission.
All recipes are copyrighted.©
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