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.
Spaghetti with Pesto and Spinach

Spaghetti with Spinach Walnut Pesto, Pancetta and Shrimp

Ingredients: Serves 4 1 Lb Spaghetti, 4 Oz Pancetta cubed, 1/2 Lb Shrimp (peeled and deveined), 5 Oz Baby Spinach, 1 Cup grated Parmigiano Cheese, 1/...
Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu with Whipped Ricotta

Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu with Whipped Ricotta

Pappardelle with Lamb Ragu` with Whipped Ricotta.... a special dish not only for all holidays but also for very special days! Ingredients: 3 Tbsp...
A Trifle for Leftover Panettone

A Trifle for Leftover Panettone

This is such a great way to put together a quick dessert and use all that Panettone that everyone has brought over! I usually have tons of my easy...
Spritz

Orange Pomegranate Spritz

Orange Pomegranate Spritz... to help you celebrate the Holidays in good spirits! Ingredients: 1 Bottle Prosecco, 2 Cups Pomegranate juice, 1 Cup...
Birds Nests Cookies by Nonna Cecilia

Birds Nests Cookies by Nonna Cecilia

Rossella and Nonna Cecilia DEBellis, from Mola di Bari, Italy, are making Bird's Nests Cookies, Basket Cookies with chopped walnuts. Lovely and...
Seven Layer Rainbow Cookies

Seven Layers Rainbow Cookies

Seven Layer Rainbow Cookies... the colorful cookie for all major holidays, parties and special occasions. Ingredients: 2 Cups of flour, 4 Eggs yolks...
Strawberry Amaretto Parfait

Strawberry Amaretto Parfait

Enjoy this special parfati made with Italian amaretto cookies and strawberries! Ingredients: 3 Cups Easy Custard Cream (LINK HERE) cooled to room...
Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer

Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer

Sicilian Caponata, a delicious appetizer or side dish loved by all sicilians and now also loved by everyone around the world. Join Rossella and Nonna...
Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale

Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale

Egg Tagliatelle with Mushrooms and Baby Kale: This is one of my all time favorite pasta dishes because it's super easy and quick to throw together. I...
Ravioli filled with Almond Paste

Ravioli filled with Almond Paste

Nonna Says... the best Health Insurance is to eat healthy foods! That's why we make Almond Ravioli... delicate cookies filled with Almond Paste!...