What's Cooking: Father of 6 learned Italian cooking from 'Maw-maw'

Dec 15, 2015 380

By Pat Eby 

Mario Ruggeri doesn't simply follow recipes when he cooks for his family. He's an intuitive cook who understands the importance of good ingredients. He's a thoughtful chef who meticulously hones his cooking techniques. He understands the importance of patience at the stove as well as the need for speed when a dish must come together quickly for optimum taste.

He's the main cook in his comfortable south city home where he and his wife, Kathy, raised six children. He also volunteers with the men's club at St. John the Baptist church, running the kitchen for special breakfasts and events where he's legendary for his lush scrambled eggs.

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Source: http://www.stltoday.com/

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