Skip to comments.NY restaurant uses Italian grandmas as chefs
Posted on 06/22/2009 1:53:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW YORK Now that's Italian! A Staten Island restaurant is relying on a group of Italian-born grandmothers for its menus. The women take turns cooking at 35-seat Enoteca Maria, using recipes from the different parts of Italy they come from.
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Home Italian cooking with grandmas in the kitchen of S.I. joint
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Oh, that makes me hungry. I had an Italian born Aunt. Mmmm, I can smell the sauce cooking. *drool*
Great idea... ‘til one Grandma decides that someone else’s recipe is ruining the dish, and they get into a cat fight (with spatulas!).
Reviews welcome! :-)
Mama Mia! thats a spicy meat-a-ball
Like...No sausa for you!!
Will make it a point to check it out next time I’m in the area. Hopefully that will be before one of the grandsons takes a few business courses and decides that they can make more money with cheaper ingredients, quicker cooking times, and cheaper labor.
Preparing sauce or gravy? (this is a long standing NY/NJ point of contention depending on from what neighborhood you come)
Here’s your food, not that you should ever call home god forbid.
That sounds great!
ah there is nothing better than italian food made by italians. if i lived nearby i would eat every dish on the menu.
an Enoteca is a wine tasting place, not really a restaurant.
My great uncle came back from WWII with an Italian war bride. WOW, could she cook! Pretty exotic stuff for our very WASP family. LOL She joined the Episcopal church that the family atteneded, but other than that she remained a true Italian.
Lots of garlic, pasta and spice. I miss her.
Took the words out of my mouth. You have to know this is gotta be close to the best food in the city.
My mother was an Italian war bride. Couldn’t cook. BAAAAAAAAAAAD food.
My brother however, became a Tuscan chef of some renown.
LOL My auntie was one excellent cook! My uncle did good. They had 2 daughters who looked just like their mother. Boy did they stand out in the family reunion pictures, lovely girls, black hair, dark eyes and olive skin. They didn’t look like the rest of us. lol I loved to go to their house after church on Sunday to eat. We had stuff we never got at home, lol. Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, sausages over polenta. She served all of that with tons of other stuff one Sunday a month when she hostessed the Sunday meal after church. Other Sundays we might go to Grandmother’s where it was roast beef with yorkshire pudding or to the Club or for a drive out to some little place in the country where my father liked to eat.
Sundays were special back then, what happened?
I have friends on SI ....and they’re Italian ... I’ll try to get you a review.