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.
Cannoli scomposti

Cannoli Scomposti from Sicily

During my recent Culinary Tour in Sicily, in several restaurants we were served Cannoli Scomposti, a Decontructed Cannoli. Same old ingredients as a...
Mama Rosa's Lasagna

Mama Rosa's Lasagna

This recipe started with my Mama Rosa and now I make it too. A way to keep her memory alive. She is a Mother to 3 Sons and 1 Daughter... that's me...
Fiori Fritti di Zucchine

Fiori Fritti di Zucchini

The zucchini flower resembles a tiger lily and is the most prized possession in one’s garden. I cannot grow enough of the flowers. I fry up a batch...
Baby octopus salad

Baby Octopus Salad

This baby octopus salad is dressed with an emulsified lemon parsley dressing. The tartness of the lemon is the perfect compliment to this tender baby...
Baked Mussels

Baked Mussels

Baked Stuffed Mussels, a fantastic appetizer always full of flavor. Ingredients: 1 Lb Mussels, 1/2 Cup Pecorino cheesel, 1/4 Bread crumbs, 2 Eggs, 2...
Granita Watermelon

Watermelon Mint Granita

Watermelon Mint Granita: How do Italians cool down when it's hot out? They have a granita! Eating granita in the Summer makes me feel like I'm in...
Granita di Caffè

Granita di Caffè

My favorite Italian summer dessert is a classic coffee granita! Whenever I eat it I like to pretend I'm in an Italian bar in a Piazza! Coffee Granita...
Limoncello Panna Cotta

Limoncello Panna Cotta for Dessert

Limoncello Panna Cotta, an easy and delicious dessert for all seasons. 6 Servings 1 1/2 Cups Heavy cream, 1 1/4 Cups whole milk, 1/2 Cup Limoncello...
Panzerotti

Frittelle - Panzerotti Recipe

Rossella invites Nonna Romana Sciddurlo, originally from Mola di Bari (Puglia), to prepare a classic recipe: Frittelle - Panzerotti.
Spaghetti alle Vongole in Sorrento

Spaghetti alle Vongole in Sorrento

Join Rossella on her journey in Sorrento where she cooks Spaghetti alle Vongole with Nonna Rosa Iaccarino. Ingredients: 1 Lb Spaghetti, 2 Lbs Vongole...