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Osso Buco – Laura in the Kitchen

Osso Buco Laura in the Kitchen   In this video Laura Vitale explains her method of making this Classic Italian Dish. Osso Bucco. Ossobuco or osso buco is Italian for “bone with a hole”  a reference to the marrowhole at the centre of the cross-cut veal shank. In the Milanese variant of the Lombard language, this dish’s name is òss büs.     Ossobuco or osso buco is a […]

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Baccala Salad – Italian Grandma Gina

Baccala Salad Italian Grandma Gina   I love Baccala Salad especially with potatoes. YUM Problem is that most people don’t know the first thing about what to do with Baccala. Let Grandma Gina explain in this video below done in her adorable Broken English.       The drying of food is the world’s oldest known preservation […]

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Italian Grandmas try Olive Garden Food 

Italian Grandmas Try Olive Garden Food    * Olive Garden is an American casual dining restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine. It is a subsidiary of Darden Restaurants, Inc., which is headquartered in Orange County, Florida. As of May 28, 2018, Olive Garden operates 892 locations globally and accounts for $3.8 billion of the $6.9 billion revenue of parent Darden. The Darden family […]

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Frank – Dean – Bing – Oldest Crap Game in NY – Will make you smile

Frank – Dean – Bing Will make you smile “Nathan Detroit” Guys and Dolls  * Nathan Detroit, played by Frank Sinatra on the screen, is one of the 4 lead characters of Guys and Dolls. He is a crap game promoter and is the fiance of Miss Adelaide, playing a large part in their fourteen year long […]

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Jimmy Durante – As Time Goes By

Jimmy Durante – As Time Goes By Jimmy Durante   * Jimmy Durante  Wonderful Italian Gentleman The youngest of four children Jimmy Durante was born to Rosa (Lentino) and Bartolomeo Durante, both of whom were immigrants from Salerno, Italy. * Jimmy Durante was born on the Lower East Side of New York City.  Bartolomeo was a barber. Young Jimmy served […]

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Lentils & Coteghino – New Years Eve Tradition with Rossella

Lentils & Coteghino New Years Eve Tradition  Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna * Many Italians follow the tradition of Cotechino and Lentils for New Years. Therefore we thought we would bring this up now so if you have to special order the Cotechino you have time for delivery for New Years. * Cotechino with lentils is one […]

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Frank Granieri & Italian Grandma’ Gina – Pizza

Frank Granieri  Pizza  Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian * When I was a kid my mother used to make things on Friday that didn’t have any meat. If you were around during the 50’s and 60’s and you were of the Roman Catholic persuasion then you definitely remember how we were not allowed to eat […]

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Frank Sinatra – New York  New York

Frank Sinatra New York  New York   “Theme from New York, New York” is the theme song from the Martin Scorsese film New York, New York (1977). It was written for and performed in the film by Liza Minnelli. It remains one of the best-known songs about New York City. In 2004 it finished #31 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Songs survey of top tunes in American […]

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What is the difference between … Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet

What is the difference between Ice Cream, Gelato & Sorbet   * Lets see if we can draw some clarity here on this Very Important Issue LOL   Gelato   Gelato was invented by Buontalenti, in Florence (Tuscany), during the Renaissance period. The eccentric Buontalenti created the dessert for the Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, who wanted him to organize […]

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Frank Granieri – Roasting Chestnuts

Frank Granieri Roasting Chestnuts  Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian   What memories do you have regarding Chestnuts? We love them in our house. I take just enough for us to eat at that sitting. They are not as good in my opinion once they get cold.      I recall chestnuts in Italy served […]

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