Tom’s Cookbook Library: In Italian kitchens, nonna knows best

Aug 22, 2015 462

by Tom Witom

Grandmothers, known as "nonnas," hold a special place of honor in Italian families, and when it comes to their cooking skills that esteem becomes reverential. And in "Nonna's House" (Atria Books) Jody Scaravella pays proper tribute to these special women.

In 2007, Scaravella opened Enoteca Maria on Staten Island, a restaurant whose cooking draws upon the culinary skills of 10 Italian grandmothers. The book offers a treasure chest of recipes for homemade pastas, risottos and desserts that define the authentic taste of Italy.

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