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Cooking with Nonna

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Cooking with Nonna

Celebrate Food & Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers

By Rossella Rago

Race Point Publishing, Hardcover, 9781631062940, 248pp.

Publication Date: March 15, 2017


To Rossella Rago, host of Cooking with Nonna, 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, where she learned the traditional recipes of the Italian region of Puglia like Focaccia Bread, Pizza Rustica, and Zucchine alla Poverella. And in her popular web TV series, Cooking with Nonna, Rossella invites many Italian-American grandmothers 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 with Rossella from Italy to America with her debut cookbook Cooking with Nonna, featuring over 100 classic Italian recipes and advice and stories from 25 beloved Italian grandmothers. Learn to make your own fresh homemade pasta, handcrafted Spaghetti with Meatballs, and rich Four-Cheese Lasagna that will have everyone coming back for seconds

Includes appetizers, soups, salads, pasta, meats, cookies, and desserts, and features favorites like Sicilian Rice Balls, Fried Calamari, Stuffed Artichokes, Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Veal Stew in a Polenta Bowl, Struffoli, Ricotta Cookies and more So, if you are ready to bring back Sunday dinner and learn how to make Italian food just like nonna, then look no further

About the Author
Rossella Rago is the host of the popular web cooking show Cooking With Nonna ( On the show, Rossella invites an Italian-American nonna to cook with her, sharing traditional Italian recipes and fond memories of childhoods in Italy. Rossella has traveled the country and performed cooking demonstrations in many cities across the United States with local nonnas as her partners.In 2010, Rossella, together with her mother and her Nonna Romana, participated in the "Italiano Battle" episode of the Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle; Team Nonna won. 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 for centuries. Launching Cooking with Nonna has allowed Rossella to expand her culinary expertise to much of the rest of Italy.