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NY restaurant uses Italian grandmas as chefs
AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/09 | AP

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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TOPICS: Food
KEYWORDS: chefs; grandmas; italian; restaurant; statenisland

1 posted on 06/22/2009 1:53:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Bon Appetit!

Home Italian cooking with grandmas in the kitchen of S.I. joint
ny daily news link

2 posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, that makes me hungry. I had an Italian born Aunt. Mmmm, I can smell the sauce cooking. *drool*


3 posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:09 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism, it's the new black.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Great idea... ‘til one Grandma decides that someone else’s recipe is ruining the dish, and they get into a cat fight (with spatulas!).


4 posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:47 PM PDT by theDentist (qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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Reviews welcome! :-)


5 posted on 06/22/2009 1:56:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Mama Mia! thats a spicy meat-a-ball


6 posted on 06/22/2009 1:59:32 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: NormsRevenge
You look skinny. Have you been eating?
7 posted on 06/22/2009 2:01:51 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG, Chrysler and GM are what Marx meant by the means of production.)
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To: theDentist

Like...No sausa for you!!


8 posted on 06/22/2009 2:02:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Vaquero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcvw0j01nBA


9 posted on 06/22/2009 2:02:35 PM PDT by KeyesPlease
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


10 posted on 06/22/2009 2:08:23 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Preparing sauce or gravy? (this is a long standing NY/NJ point of contention depending on from what neighborhood you come)


11 posted on 06/22/2009 2:12:06 PM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Here’s your food, not that you should ever call home god forbid.


12 posted on 06/22/2009 2:15:38 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: NormsRevenge

That sounds great!


13 posted on 06/22/2009 2:17:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: NormsRevenge

ah there is nothing better than italian food made by italians. if i lived nearby i would eat every dish on the menu.


14 posted on 06/22/2009 2:19:09 PM PDT by tommeh
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To: NormsRevenge

an Enoteca is a wine tasting place, not really a restaurant.


15 posted on 06/22/2009 2:25:36 PM PDT by paolop
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To: ReneeLynn

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.


16 posted on 06/22/2009 2:30:30 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: ReneeLynn

Took the words out of my mouth. You have to know this is gotta be close to the best food in the city.


17 posted on 06/22/2009 2:48:24 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: kalee

My mother was an Italian war bride. Couldn’t cook. BAAAAAAAAAAAD food.

My brother however, became a Tuscan chef of some renown.


18 posted on 06/22/2009 3:02:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: Chickensoup

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?


19 posted on 06/22/2009 3:23:47 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have friends on SI ....and they’re Italian ... I’ll try to get you a review.


20 posted on 06/22/2009 3:53:44 PM PDT by Daffynition ("If any of you die, can I please have your ammo?" ~ Gator113)
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To: NormsRevenge
This just makes too much sense.
21 posted on 06/22/2009 3:55:20 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: NormsRevenge

Had a conversation with an Italian woman today on the phones, that was so “and-a this-a and-a that-a” that after it was over with, I felt like I needed to sprinkle myself with Parmesan cheese!


22 posted on 06/22/2009 4:28:11 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: kalee

Sundays were special back then, what happened?

People stopped going to church and businesses lobbied to stay open on sunday. I remember when only stores with square footage of 1000 feet coupld remain open. Everything else closed and people visited.


23 posted on 06/22/2009 8:14:35 PM PDT by Chickensoup ("Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.")
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To: Chickensoup

Yes, good point.


24 posted on 06/23/2009 4:01:14 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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