My Dear Friends, It gives me great pleasure to announce the opening of the Cooking with Nonna - Healthy Corner!When I started my Cooking with Nonna adventure I quickly realized the truth of the old adage that we are what we eat! Food is a universal need that binds us all together, because we need it every day. Paying attention to the quality and v...

Join Rossella Rago in Indianapolis on June 14-15 where the "Cooking with Nonna" hostess will be the Indianapolis Festa Italiana's celebrity chef.   Meanwhile, Rossella has also added a second week to her "Sorrento with Rossella Culinary Tour." Spots are now available for a second tour from September 7-14 at a beautiful villa on the Amalfi Co...

Rossella Rago, the host of the popular webseries Cooking with Nonna, is partnering with Rienzi Foods, a leading producer and distributor of quality Italian foods in the US, to represent Rienzi Foods at the Italian Festivals in Boston, MA and Houston, TX as well perform a series of cooking demonstrations at selected ShopRite Supermarkets in the New...

Montville-native Rossella Rago of "Cooking with Nonna" fame is making moves in the food industry.   The latest was an exclusive cooking demo Saturday at Mario Batali's Eataly in New York City, a spot where only the elite can turn up the heat. Rago and her grandmother Nonna Romana presented a traditional Pugliese menu in a program called "Pri...

by Rossella Rago   Dear Friends, are you ready to celebrate Christmas? Well I am!!! Please join me and my two lovely Nonne: Nonna Romana Sciddurlo from Puglia and Nonna Antoinette Capodicci from Campania as we demonstrate some traditional Christmas dishes from Puglia and Campania. This Christmas Dinner extravaganza will take place at one of...

By Kristine M. Kierzek Rossella Rago grew up making pastas and traditional dishes from Mola di Bari, the small Italian fishing village where her parents were born.   A first-generation Italian-American from Brooklyn, everything she learned about cooking came from her nonna. She knows her knife skills might raise an eyebrow or two. That's OK...

Dear Friends,I am thrilled to announce that on October 23, 2013, to celebrate the colorful Fall Season, I will be hosting a Dinner/Demo at one of my favorite restaurants owned and operated by a great Chef: Chef Rocco Sacramone, originally from Orsogna, a small town in Abruzzo. But wait, I'm not just hosting! The dinner will be a four course meal d...

Dear friends from Indianapolis and vicinity. On June 14-15, 2013 I will have the pleasure to be the special culinary guest at the Indianapolis Festa Italiana. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful event and look forward to come to your city. However, to make the event even more exciting, I will be needing a Nonna to cook with me on stage. Wh...

When I first heard that Nonna and I were going to be teaching a class at La Scuola di Eataly in New York City, I couldn't believe it! When I attended La Scuola's opening about a year ago to watch the Dean of students, the incomparable Lidia Bastianich, demonstrate a spring menu, I never imagined that I would have the honor of being able t...

When you think about the models of young Italian Americans in the show business world, you sadly end up admitting that the most famous are the shameful boys and girls of Jersey Shore. Those girls, in particular, gave a very bad message and this happens even if you switch to Italian American adult women characters in a few stupid reality show. On t...