Hello and welcome to “Nonna’s Way-The Story of our Food“.
My name is Angela DeSalvo and I am a professional photographer, wife and mother of two young children.
And I am Anna Romano , a community pharmacist, wife and mother of twins.
You are probably wondering what brought together this odd combination of characters to start a blog? Well, we met as volunteers on a local Italian cultural committee. Once we had a chance to chat one on one, we discovered that we had a passion and common desire to document and share stories and recipes from our parents’ and grandparents’ past.
Inspired by Anna’s dear friend, Anju, we collaborated on a cookbook entitled “A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That from Nonna’s Kitchen”. The response was tremendous and we sold out of two printings very quickly. We both had an incredible time working on this project (as did all of the nonnas involved) and we have had this blog on our minds ever since.
It is a common occurrence to learn from our mothers or nonnas that the recipes to our favorite dishes are in their heads! Nothing is written down. They just know how to prepare food and adjust ingredients accordingly because they have done it over and over again throughout their years.
With this in mind, we decided to pursue this desire to capture and record these precious family recipes and and the stories behind the recipes in order to preserve them for future generations. Most importantly, we want to inspire others to do the same so join us on our journey!