The nonnas cook using “a dash of this, a spoonful of that, and a pinch of whatever.” So on a rainy spring afternoon, it is surprising when they sit at the kitchen table and talk about recipes — American recipes — their daughters clip from newspapers and magazines.
“I don’t like the ones that use butter, not olive oil,” a nonna says. The […]
The sound of frying–garlic, onions, and fennel-seeded sausage –fills the air as a late-waking nonna hurriedly makes her way home from a Sunday 9 o’clock Mass. The other nonnas had attended “the eight” (o’clock Mass, that is), and are already making tomato sauce (gravy as they call it) on kitchen stoves that rest next to organdy-covered open windows. Their rinsing, […]