cooking with nonna

Rossella Rago is the host of the popular web cooking show Cooking With Nonna www.cookingwithnonna.com. On the show, Rossella invites an Italian-American nonna to cook with her, sharing traditional Italian recipes and fond memories of childhoods in Italy. Rossella has traveled the country and performed cooking demonstrations in many cities across the United States with local nonne as her partners.
 
In 2010, Rossella, together with her mother and her Nonna Romana, participated in the "Italiano Battle" episode of the Food Network's 24 Hour Restaurant Battle; Team Nonna won.
Rossella spent her childhood in the kitchen with her maternal Nonna Romana, learning the long legacy of recipes from Puglia passed down through the generations for centuries. Launching Cooking with Nonna has allowed Rossella to expand her culinary expertise to much of the rest of Italy.
 
In March 2017, Rossella will publish her first cookbook: Cooking with Nonna: Celebrate Food and Family with Over 100 Classic Recipes from Italian Grandmothers. The book is now available for Pre-Orders on the Cooking with Nonna website.

4th of July Rosemary Rib Eye Grille

Everything for your 4th of July celebration is on this plate! From rosemary-balsamic steaks topped with pineapple- red pepper salsa, to white pepper...
Grilled Summer Veggies

Grilled Summer Vegetables

It's the perfect season for grilling your favorite garden veggies. With everything blooming and abundantly growing, it's time to share the fruits of...
Mozzarella alla Barese

Mozzarella alla Barese

Mozzarella alla Barese... the counterpart of Mozzarella alla Caprese! Ingredients: 1 Lb Fresh Mozzarella, Sauteed Broccoli rabe, Sun dries tomatoes,...
Peach Cookies with Cream and Alkermes

Peach Cookies with Cream and Alkermes

Rossella will show you how to make Peach Cookies with Custard Cream and Alkermes Liqueur. This is the authentic way on how peach cookies are supposed...
Cavatelli with Seafood

Cavatelli ai Frutti di Mare

Ingredients 1 Lb Cavatelli - Homemade preferably, 1 Live lobster, 1 1/2 Dz Little neck clams, fruit removed and juice separated and filtered, 1/2 Lb...
Brioche alla crema

Brioche Con Crema - Cream Puffs

Brioche con crema or cream puffs are my favorite desserts. Nothing like the tasteless ones you buy in the bakery. The cream is made from scratch. The...
How to make Stuffed Eggplants

How to make Stuffed Eggplants

Rossella invites Nonna Anna Buonsante, from Mola di Bari (Puglia), to make a Pugliese classic: Stuffed Eggplant in a bed of Potatoes. Ingredients 2...
Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies

Ingredients 2 Sticks Butter (room temperature), 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar, 1/2 Tsp Almond Extract, Zest of 1 lemon, 3oz Almonds, 2 Cups All Purpose...
Baked Ziti

Nonna's Baked Ziti - Pasta al Forno

Nonna Romana's Baked Ziti... the perfect dish for a Dinner, a festivity or when you have company over. Ingredients Serves 4-6 For the Sauce: 1 Lb...
Spaghetti with Bottarga

Spaghetti with Bottarga

Spaghetti with Bottarga, a quick and tasty dish for any time of the year and especially during Lent. Bottarga is often called the poor man's caviar,...