Grace: 10 Italian-Omahans set out to determine who makes the tastiest meatballs

Mar 06, 2015 942

This is how an Omaha woman named Mary Jo Klusmire makes meatballs. First she gets the coffee on. Then she puts the grandbaby to bed. Next she mixes the bread dough.Then Mary Jo says hi to her 81-year-old mother, Rose, who has just arrived, and gets out her big bowl.Into the bowl go the ground chuck and crushed crackers, the eggs, cheese and water, the garlic salt and other spices Mary Jo measures in the palm of her hand.

Into the bowl goes a cooking ritual hardwired into her Italian DNA. Into the bowl goes love.

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