I was born and raised in New York. My father was born in Brazil (his parents were born in italy though) and my mother was born in Italy. I'm currently living in Naples,Italy. My mother started "training" me to be a traditional italian house wife ever since i was able to hold a spoon..........
My favorite things to cook
I love to create new things and mix weird flavors, but my favorite things to make are gnocchi alla sorrentina and desserts of all kind.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family traditions are a little screwed up, depends what side of the family im talking about, my mothers side is all italain which means on chrismas eve your gunna be eating alot of fish and no meat, chrismas day you eat everything you can imagine and the day after minestra, which is supposed to be a light dish to digest everything the two days before but turns out to be a dish with 10 diffrent meats and melted cheesses. That's just saying a little bit of the italain way. My fathers side although mainly Italian as well throw in some Brazilain traditions like rice and black beans, guarana, plantanos, yuka and of coarse alot of papaya.
My cooking triumphs
gnocchi alla sorrentina, pesto sauce, chocolate chip icecream brownie fudge layer cake. cialde all chocolato(chocolate filled cigarettes).....
My cooking tragedies
My mom likes to make pancakes but buys the box were you just add water (she gets lazy). But she opens the box and pours the "flour" into a plastic bag and saves extra flour in the fridge. I also keep regulare flour in a bag in the fridge for certain recipes. One morning I made a simple pizza dough for my mom to make, and went to work. After rising my mom made the pizza. I cant even explain how bad it tasted when i tried it. And couldnt figure out what went wrong. The next morning my mom had made her favorite breakfast....pancakes...well lets just say i figured out what went wrong.