CIIAC Gala

CIIAC Gala
    Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture   Awards Gala November 12, 2010  One of the most memorable evenings of my life. I want to thank the Center for Italian and Italian-American Culture ...
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My First NIAF Convention

My First NIAF Convention
Photo: Derek Parks Well kids, I'm back from the capital! And I did it! I channeled my inner Tony Robbins and I gave my very first official speech.  Now some of you might be thinking that public speaki...
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Back to my Alma Mater - St. John's University

Back to my Alma Mater - St. John's University
   Yesterday, October 18, 2010,  I had the distinguished honor of going back to my Alma Mater - St. John's University together with the full Team Nonna: my Mamma Angela and my lovely Nonna Romana. The...
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My 24 Hour Restaurant Battle Experience

My 24 Hour Restaurant Battle Experience
    After patiently awaiting the premier of our episode, Team Nonna sat  down in front of the television with a lovely slice of gelato cake that my friend Giorgio Klinar from Caffe` Gelateria Sotto Ze...
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How I got on the Food Network!

How I got on the Food Network!
        I'm sure many of you are wondering how a scrappy chick from Brooklyn with a web show about cooking with Nonna's got herself on to the Food Network.  Not to mention dragging her own mother and ...
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Food Network - 24 Hours Restaurant Battle

Food Network - 24 Hours Restaurant Battle
  We Won!!!   Food Network 24 Hour Restaurant Battle   Ciao a Tutti, We did it!!! Me and my two wonderful Teammates both on the show and in real life, my mamma Angela and my lovely Nonna Romana (Team ...
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Cooking at Masseria Torre Coccaro

Cooking at Masseria Torre Coccaro
    Continuing on my trip in Puglia, we spent a lovely day at Masseria Torre Coccaro in Fasano (Brindisi). This masseria is absolutely a 5 star resort. Everything about it is just beautiful: the archi...
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Otranto: First Stop in Puglia!

Otranto: First Stop in Puglia!
      I just came back from a wonderful trip to Puglia organized by the Puglia Center and sponsored by  Consorzio Terra Antica and Puglia Doc. I must say that it was one of the most mesmerizing trips ...
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A Cake for Your Valentine!

A Cake for Your Valentine!
    Ciao a tutti, Tis the season of love and heartfelt togetherness!  That's right guys and gals, the fat, rosy cherub of Valentine's Day has all but arrived, and you know what that means: chocolate! ...
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More Nutella for All!

More Nutella for All!
    Ciao a Tutti, With Nonna Rina's homemade ravioli still fresh in the mind (and most of my freezer), we're going to head back to my kindly kitchen to literally whip up another Nutella-based dessert ...
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Welcome back Nonna Rina!

Welcome back Nonna Rina!
    Ciao a Tutti, I hope you've all enjoyed my Nutella cookies recipe, but after our quick break I am very much back as promised with the inestimable Nonna Rina.  This week she's walking us through he...
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I Love Nutella!

I Love Nutella!
    Ciao a Tutti, So here we are, Monday night, and you're all pasted to your computers  in eager anticipation of this week's fabulous nonna and her recipe that she's brought along from the farthest r...
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Welcome Nonna Rina!

Welcome Nonna Rina!
    Ciao a Tutti, Happy 2010, everyone!  It's been a whirlwind holiday season, and though I've pretty much pushed my snooze button into oblivion, it's time to get back in the kitchen!  I know it's goi...
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Christmas Time!

Christmas Time!
    Ciao a Tutti, It's Christmas week, and I don't know about you, but I have visions of a whole lot more than sugarplums dancing in my head!  The holidays have always been my favorite time of year ev...
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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!
    Ciao a Tutti, Oh. My. God.  I don't know about you out there, but I am still in a state of recovery both mentally and gastronomically.  The holidays are indeed, the most wonderful time of the year...
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Welcome Back Nonna Maria

Welcome Back Nonna Maria
      Ciao a Tutti, Pack your bags and start up your donkeys, we're heading back to the dripping mountains of Molise -- and what luck -- Nonna Maria Nibaldi just so happens to have the perfect meal fo...
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Welcome Back Nonna Caroline

Welcome Back Nonna Caroline
    Ciao a Tutti, We're Basilicata bound this week!  That's right -- we're heading back to pay a visit to the CineCitta starlette herself, Nonna Caroline! She'll be showing us how to make the Basilica...
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Cooking with Nonna Maria

Cooking with Nonna Maria
  Ciao a Tutti, Happy December everyone!  It is officially the holiday season, which means that just about the only gift you can't run out to the store and buy is time.  Since I know how valuable that...
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Welcome Back Nonna Ann Marie!

Welcome Back Nonna Ann Marie!
    Ciao a Tutti, Another Monday, another stop on our culinary train ride!  After being in sunny Basilicata, it's time to head back to Abruzzo to check in on Nonna Ann Marie and see just how much she'...
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