My First Class at La Scuola di Eataly in NYC

My First Class at La Scuola di Eataly in NYC
When I first heard that Nonna and  I were going to be teaching a class  at La Scuola di Eataly in New York City,  I couldn't believe it! When I attended La  Scuola's opening about a year ago to watch ...
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Join me at the Indianapolis Festa Italiana

Join me at the Indianapolis Festa Italiana
  UPDATE!!!! On Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 8:45AM tune in on  TV  Fox59 AM Weekend as I will be interviewed and do a cooking segment!  Sooo Excited!!!!! ******* Dear friends from Indianapolis and vic...
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Italian Food & Wine Extravaganza!

Italian Food & Wine Extravaganza!
Join me at the Heights Beer & Wine Emporium for a FREE Food & Wine Tasting Extravaganza!   Date: April 20, 2013 Time: 1:00PM - 5:00PM Location: Heights Beer & Wine Emporium 69 Route 17 South Hasbrouck...
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My Visit at the Bronx Beer Hall!

My Visit at the Bronx Beer Hall!
As I sit at the bar waiting to speak to Paul and Anthony Ramirez,  two of the three owners of the Bronx Beer Hall located in the middle of the Arthur Avenue Market,  I look around and notice my fellow...
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Sorrento with Rossella Culinary Tour

Sorrento with Rossella Culinary Tour
  My Dear Friends, I am so happy to announce my “Sorrento with Rossella” Culinary Tours which will be during the week of Sept. 14-21. To make this dream come true for all of you, I have teamed with my...
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Introducing: Nonna's Healthy Corner

Introducing: Nonna's Healthy Corner
  My Dear Friends, It gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of the Cooking wirh Nonna - Healthy Corner ! When I started my Cooking with Nonna adventure I quickly realized the truth of the ol...
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We are Cooking at Eataly NYC!

We are Cooking at Eataly NYC!
I am s o happy and honored to announce that on Saturday, March 23, 2013, I will be teaching a Cooking Class at La Scuola di Eataly in NYC... yes, in the Lidia Bastianich Temple ! During the class, Non...
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WIN a FREE Tour of Italy - 2012

WIN a  FREE Tour of Italy - 2012
WIN a FREE Tour of Italy - 2012 My dear Friends, that time of the year is here again when, thanks to my dea r partner Perillo Tours ,  I get to play Santa Claus and send one of you on a FREE Tour of a...
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Cooking for a Great Cause!

Cooking for a Great Cause!
Some weeks ago, I was asked by my Cooking Buddy, Chef Pasquale Martinelli , if we could team up and put ourselves on the auction block at a fundraiser for a very noble organization: Alexandra’s Playgr...
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Back from the NIAF Gala and Convention!

Back from the NIAF Gala and Convention!
I couldn't have been happier this year to Washington to attend the 2012 National Italian American Foundation Gala.  I had attended two years ago and made a speech about Italian American youth, but thi...
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At the Seattle Festa Italiana - 2012

At the Seattle Festa Italiana - 2012
Hello Friends! With the cool hints of fall in the air, and with the help of my glorious sponsor, Saeco Espresso , I headed to Seattle for the second year last week to be a part of Seattle Festa Italia...
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My Love Affair with Coffee!

My Love Affair with Coffee!
What does one say about an espresso machine? Well, when you have a debatable espresso addiction as I do there is a lot to be said.  I've been drinking coffee regularly for at least 15 years now. Espre...
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At the Milwaukee Festa Italiana - 2012

At the Milwaukee Festa Italiana - 2012
Hey Everyone! I wanted to share some behind-the-scenes stuff about my trip to Milwaukee for the Festa Italiana.  Let me tell you, I was completely blown away by the unity of this organization.  This w...
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Earthquake Fundraiser with NIAF

Earthquake Fundraiser with NIAF
  Dear Friends, as you know, about one month ago, the beautiful region of Emilia-Romagna in Italy was devastated by a violent earthquake that took many lives, destroyed many homes and monuments and ca...
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La Rasola

La Rasola
    La Rasola is a very old tool used by ladies in Puglia to make Orecchiette and Cavatelli. This particular elegant Rasola was made for me by a dear fan, Luigi Liuzzi, living in Los Angeles, CA. His ...
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Back to my Alma Mater - Part 2

Back to my Alma Mater - Part 2
  On March 4, 2012, as part of the celebrations of Women's History Month , I had the pleasure to be invited by the Alumni Associations of St. John's University and speak to my fellow Alumnae from the ...
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Happy Holidays - Buon Natale - Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays - Buon Natale - Merry Christmas
Enjoy this beautiful Christmas song performed by Luciano Pavarotti: "Tu Scendi dalle Stelle"      
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My Little Bottega

My Little Bottega
  When I started this wonderful Cooking with Nonna project, I never imagined that it would one day lead me into following the footsteps of both my great nonna Regina and my nonna Romana. You see, over...
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Arrivederci Seattle

Just a few days ago I have come back from one of the most memorable experiences of my life... a trip to Seattle to host La Festa Italiana ! I must confess that Seattle is absolutely a jewel of a city ...
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My First National Gourmet Institute Experience!

My First National Gourmet Institute Experience!
    Many of you know that I've recently completed the Natural Gourmet Institute's 30th annual Summer Intensive class.  As someone in the food business I believe in being an eternal student.  My class ...
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