Nonna's House

Nonna's House

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This beautiful collection of food and nostalgia features great traditions from the heart of Italy, with delicious recipes and colorful stories from the internationally celebrated grandmothers of Enoteca Mariaa€”a one-of-a-kind Italian restaurant where a rotating cast of nonnas are the star chefs. Enoteca Maria takes great home cooking seriously. At this intimate, hospitable restaurant on Staten Island, all the cooking is done by ten nonnas (grandmothers), drawing on their own family recipes, handed down for generations, which reflect their regional traditions. Here are their delicious homemade pastas, risottos, desserts, and more, which have foodies from all over the world taking the ferry to the forgotten borough for an authentic taste of Italy. Beautiful full-color photography captures the fresh, distinctive flavors of these surprising dishes. Nonna Cristina shares her beautiful Risotto with Strawberries, Black Pepper, and Parmesan; Nonna Margherita offers delectable Stuffed Peppers with Pine Nuts and Raisins; and Nonna Teresa shows off her prize-winning Meat and Cheese Lasagna. Nonna Elvira whips up her peerless Linguine with Cuttlefish and Ink; Adelina creates a savory Tagliatelle with Pumpkin, Sausage, and Chestnuts; and Rosaria makes handmade Spaghetti alla Chitarra with Cherry Tomatoes and Porcini Mushrooms. Nonna Carmelina shares her classic Potato Pie with Ham, Salami, and Mozzarella; Rosa confides her nonnaa€™s secret recipe for Rabbit with Sage; and Nina sautAcs Chicken alla Capricciosa, with prosciutto and mushrooms. Nonna Francesca launches the book with advice on the time-honored art of preserving everything from olives to soppressata. With its utterly delicious tastes of grandmothera€™s kitchen, Nonnaa€™s House is a legacy of flavors passed down through generations, now captured here forever. Restaurant founder Jody Scaravella says it best: a€œIf I have a choice between a three-star Michelin chefa€™s restaurant and Grandmaa€™s, Ia€™m going to Grandmaa€™s. Ia€™m going to the source.a€Cooking and Reminiscing with the Italian Grandmothers of Enoteca Maria Jody Scaravella ... we serve this bread on a festive platter with slices of soppressata, ricotta salata, fennel, and hard-boiled eggs. ... melted and cooled to room temperature, plus more for greasing 3 large eggs, at room temperature 1a„2 teaspoon saltanbsp;...

Title:Nonna's House
Author:Jody Scaravella
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2015-04-07


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