My Wedding

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Ciao everyone! I know it’s been a long time coming, but I finally had the time to sit down and write my wedding blog. The past few months have brought so many wonderful changes to my life — most impor...
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How a Cornicello from Capri brought me good luck!

How a Cornicello from Capri brought me good luck!
How a Cornicello from Capri brought me good luck!   I spent the most wonderful afternoon in Capri this year on The Cooking With Nonna Tour. As my group shopped and explored I wandered into the sw...
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My Big Fat Italian Bridal Shower

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My Big Fat Italian Bridal Shower INVITATION, courtesy of FreshMint Paperie https://freshmintpaperie.com “Mille di questi giorni”.. That was the blessing that nearly every woman bestowed upon me as the...
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The Feast of the Seven Fishes

The Feast of the Seven Fishes
The Feast of the Seven Fishes   Seven Fishes Seafood Salad   Before Christmas, we celebrate The Eve, or The Feast of the Seven Fishes. But where did this celebration originate? Unbeknown to ...
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Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2019

Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2019
Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2019 July 6 - 13, 2019       My Dear Amici, I am absolutely happy to announce that this year I will be doing a tour to my home region in Italy: The ...
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Amalfi Coast with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2019

Amalfi Coast with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2019
Amalfi Coast with Rossella  Culinary Tour - 2019 June 29 - July 6, 2019 PS:  Celebrate Rossella's birthday (July 4th) on the Amalfi Coast! You are all invited to the party!     My ...
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Traditional Good Friday Foods

Traditional Good Friday Foods
Traditional Good Friday Foods     Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ after he was betrayed by Judas on Holy Thursday, marked by The Last Supper....
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St. Joseph's Day Celebration

St. Joseph's Day Celebration
St. Joseph's Day Celebration   A traditional altar on Saint Joseph’s Day. One of the quintessential Italian holidays beloved by many is the Feast of Saint Joseph, honoring of the husband of the B...
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Celebrate International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day
Celebrate International Women's Day March 8th marks International Women’s Day, or as it is known in Italy, la Festa della Donna. This momentous day is commemorated by sharing mimosa blossoms. The prac...
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Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2018

Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2018
Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2018 September 8 - 15, 2018   The Puglia Tour is Sold Out!!!!     My Dear Friends, I am absolutely happy to announce that this year I will be doing ...
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Amalfi Coast with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2018

Amalfi Coast with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2018
Amalfi Coast with Rossella  Culinary Tour - 2018 September 1 - 8, 2018 Only a few spots left!!!     My Dear Friends,  I am so happy to announce my 2018 “Amalfi Coast with...
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Welcome to the New Cooking with Nonna Website

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Dear Friends, I'm pleased to welcome you to the brand new Cooking with Nonna website. The new website is a total rework of the original website with many new features and a fresh new design. As part o...
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Tony Bennett's Italian NYC Valentine

Tony Bennett's Italian NYC Valentine
  Tony Bennett and his Mamma, Anna Benedetto (Courtesy of Bennett Family Archives)   I love New York City!  I was born here and live here and no matter how far away I go to cities ...
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Tony Bennett's "Ellington" Christmas

Tony Bennett's "Ellington" Christmas
Like everyone I love the holiday season - it's just a very special time of the year where we go out of our way to show our family and friends how much we appreciate having them in our lives.  Whe...
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The Cooking with Nonna Cookbook is Available for Pre-Order

The Cooking with Nonna Cookbook is Available for Pre-Order
Dear Friends, it gives me great pleasure to announce that the much awaited Cooking with Nonna Cookbook is now available for Pre-order! To Pre-order, you have two options: 1) You can Pre-order an autog...
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Tony Bennett - Thanksgiving Memory

Tony Bennett - Thanksgiving Memory
Tony Bennett and Anna Benedetto I grew up during the Depression and mom was widowed when my father passed. At the time I was 10 years old and mom had to raise 3 young children all on her own.  Ev...
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Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2016

Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour - 2016
Stay Tuned for 2018 Tours!!! Hurry!!!!... Only a Few Spots Left!!!!!!!   See all the Photos from the: 2015 Puglia with Rossella Culinary Tour!   *** My Dear Friends, I am absolutely happy to...
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A Christmas Celebration at A' vucchella in Bridgeport, CT

A Christmas Celebration at A' vucchella in Bridgeport, CT
       Dear Friends, Are you ready to celebrate Christmas?  Well I am!!!  Please join me and my two lovely Nonne:  Nonna Romana Sciddurlo from Puglia and Nonna Antoinette Capodicci from Campania as we...
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Puglia with Rossella Tour 2015 - Photo Albums

Puglia with Rossella Tour 2015 - Photo Albums
If you missed my 2015 Puglia Culinary Tour, take a look at what you missed and make plans to join me in 2016! Enjoy all the Photo Albums below!   Welcome Dinner at Masseria Marzalossa La Madonna in Mo...
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Sorrento with Rossella Tour 2015 - Photo Albums

Sorrento with Rossella Tour 2015 - Photo Albums
      For all those of you that were not able to join me on my 2015  Sorrento Culinary Tour... this is what you missed!!!! Please see all the photo albums below! Welcome Dinner Cooking Class - Cavatel...
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