Whoa, Mamma: Clearwater deli personality publishes a cookbook

Nov 16, 2015 508

Line your dinner table with an Italian feast of fried calamari, fresh pasta and tiramisu. Nunziata Pisani, better known as Mamma, is sharing culinary secrets with her new cookbook, Cookin with Mamma. The eighth of nine children, Pisani grew up in a small village outside Naples, Italy, called Contursi. She helped her family on a dairy farm without electricity or running water, sometimes waking up as early as 5 a.m.

The family had its own garden and regularly made mozzarella, bread and pasta by hand. When Pisani was 16, Felice D'Elia came from America to visit his family in town, and after a year, the two were married and off to the Big Apple. The couple settled in Brooklyn, where Felice worked in a deli. Later, they opened their own restaurant in Patchogue, New York.

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