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Pizza – Great Depression Cooking – 91 year old Clara Cannucciari

Pizza Great Depression Cooking Clara Cuccinnari  Pizza * Great Depression Cooking host Clara Bonfanti Cannucciari was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on August 18, 1915. Clara was the host of the web series Great Depression Cooking with Clara and author of the book Clara’s Kitchen.     Clara Cannucciari went on to live through America’s Great Depression. During these difficult times, […]

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Italian Bread Homemade by Italian Grandma’ Gina

Italian Bread Homemade by Italian Grandma’ Gina In Her Most Beautiful Broken English   *   What would Italians be without bread.? Especially home made crusty Italian Bread.      I love bread, plain and simple. If I had to choose one simple thing to eat every day if I had a choice it would […]

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Sunday Gravy / Sauce – with Italian Grandma’ Gina

Italian Grandma Gina Making Sunday Gravy / Sauce   * Sunday Gravy or Sauce depending on where you’re from is one of the most memorable things that we recall especially as children of Italian immigrants. Every Sunday included going to Mass and then returning to Mom or Grandmom’s Sunday Gravy or again Sauce depending on […]

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Canning Tomato Sauce – Featuring Gina “The Italian Grandma”

Canning Tomato Sauce  Featuring Gina The Italian Grandma’ In Beautiful Broken English * Canning tomato Sauce was something we did every year back in the day. The idea of buying canned or jarred tomato sauce such as Ragu or Chef Boiardi was completely out of the question. My mother, her mother and her mother… my […]

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Zeppole – Italian Grandma Makes Zeppole

Zeppole  Italian Gandma Makes Zeppole in Adorable Broken English * Zeppole are my favorite traditional Italian pastry. I guess you would call it a pastry but all I know is a hot Zeppola with powdered sugar on top and a coffee…. WOW. My grandmother used to make these whenever we asked for them. Simple, especially […]

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Sfogliatelle – Master Pastry Chef – How to make Sfogliatelle

Sfogliatelle How Sfogliatelle are made Master Pastry Chef * Sfogliatelle – Have you ever wondered how this wonderful “Sweet or Dolce”  is made? This video features a master pastry maker who with English subtitles explains how to create spectacular Sfogliatelle.      The sfogliatelle Santa Rosa was created in the monastery of Santa Rosa in Conca dei Marini in […]

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Italian Potato Salad – Calabrese Style – Pina Cucina

Italian Potato Salad Calabrese Style Pina Cucina   * Italian Potato Salad just like my Calabrese Grandmother used to make. Potatoes, Garlic, Onion, Olive Oil, Salt and Oregano.. Simple and Delightful.   Italian Potato Salad made Calabrese Style: When you think Italian potatoes are not one of the foods that immediately jump to mind. However […]

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Manicotti Homemade – Italian Grandmom Cooks

Manicotti Homemade Italian Grandmom Cooks * Manicotti – This is an adorable video featuring a wonderful Italian Grandmom teaching how to make Manicotti in that beautiful broken English. If nothing else you can put this video on in the backround as you do something else and just listen to her talk as she teaches.    […]

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Short Ribs Braised with Macaroni

Short Ribs Braised with  Macaroni   I have always loved short ribs with Rigatoni and tomato sauce . Mom would braise the short ribs and make the tomato sauce. Usually we would have this with Rigatoni but many people love it served with Pappardelle. Hence this recipe. This combination is wonderful as Autumn temperatures begin […]

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Peppers & Eggs (Part 1) – Great Depression Cooking with Clara

Great Depression Cooking Peppers & Eggs (Part 1)  Clara Cannucciari Great Depression Cooking host Clara Bonfanti Cannucciari was born in Melrose Park, Illinois on August 18, 1915. Clara was the host of the web series Great Depression Cooking with Clara and author of the book Clara’s Kitchen.   Clara Cannucciari went on to live through America’s Great Depression. During these difficult […]

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