Guy Grossi's parents emigrated from northern Italy to Melbourne in 1960. While his father worked as a chef, his mother turned out the pastas, braises, soups and puddings she had learnt growing up in Verona and in Milan, which sustained the hungry family of six. As a young boy Guy learnt from his mother how to knead pagnotta, roll gnocchi and whisk the zabaglione, and it is this food that has been the inspiration for his cooking ever since. This collection of more than 100 recipes, along with the family stories and memories behind the food, is a very personal invitation to cook with the Grossi family.
For many of us, our mother's kitchen is a place where memories and meals are shared. Trish Magwood is no exception. Her mother fed six hungry kids delicious, simple food every day; they always sat at the table, and they always had dessert. It's also where they carved pumpkins, pulled out first teeth, learned to tie shoes, cried over spilled milk and stuck together as a large and boisterous family, over yummy food. In Trish's grandmother's kitchen, it was the same story, as it is in her own. Trish loves feeding her three children and husband new recipes, and tried and true favourites from her mother and grandmother. Collected here are early century recipes for tomato butter and crab apple jelly, sixties and seventies classics like cheese soufflé and Cottage Barbecue Pineapple Chicken, and new favourites such as chili tacos and Mimi's barbequed sweet sour pork with sticky rice. Interspersed with the wonderful recipes are gorgeous photos of food, memorabilia and shots of the family's kitchen garden, where the children learn where their food comes from.In My Mother's Kitchen is an unapologetically nostalgic look at food and memory, but from a modern, busy-mom perspective. You can go home again, but bring the Cuisinart with you!
"I love helping mother in the kitchen." A little girl discovers different colours, sounds and smells in a busy kitchen. She delights in watching and helping her mother, and enjoying the food. Learn about spices and things that are found in the kitchen in the picture glossary in English and Bahasa Malaysia at the end of the book.
My Mother's Kitchen is an enchanting place filled with promise, change and good food. If the weathered walls of this magical room could talk they would tell the story of Meena and her childhood life. Each chapter is a slice in her young life and depicts her spunk and youthful spirit. A visit to the local Fruit and Flower Show becomes an adventure as told by Meena. Her distress at finding out about her aunt's dark secret or her joy of making a new friend are all told in her naïve, yet pure voice. Her mother is a central character in her life and it is no wonder that the kitchen is a special place of healing and rejuvenation, not only for Meena but for other characters like Kashi and Ayah.
An introduction to the healing power of reminiscence, In My Mother's Kitchen focuses on the steps to recalling, recording and celebrating the significant memories that help the participant recognize and value the individuals and incidents that shaped their lives. Useful for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, it is also a helpful tool for those who wish to journal their family histories.
This book shows how to cook a whole menu of traditional dishes to share with your family and friends. Chapters cover wholesome salads and tasty sides, 'hot from the pot' dishes, homemade favourites, sauces and preserves, and desserts - just like your mother used to make.
My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, moving memoir about a son’s discovery that his mother has a genius for understanding the intimate connections between cooking, people and love Peter Gethers wants to give his aging mother a very personal and perhaps final gift: a spectacular feast featuring all her favorite dishes. The problem is, although he was raised to love food and wine he doesn’t really know how to cook. So he embarks upon an often hilarious and always touching culinary journey that will ultimately allow him to bring his mother’s friends and loved ones to the table one last time. The daughter of a restaurateur—the restaurant was New York’s legendary Ratner’s—Judy Gethers discovered a passion for cooking in her 50s. In time, she became a mentor and friend to several of the most famous chefs in America, including Wolfgang Puck, Nancy Silverton and Jonathan Waxman; she also wrote many cookbooks and taught cooking alongside Julia Child. In her 80s, she was robbed of her ability to cook by a debilitating stroke. But illness has brought her closer than ever to her son: Peter regularly visits her so they can share meals, and he can ask questions about her colorful past, while learning her kitchen secrets. Gradually his ambition becomes manifest: he decides to learn how to cook his mother the meal of her dreams and thereby tell the story of her life to all those who have loved her. With his trademark wit and knowing eye, Peter Gethers has written an unforgettable memoir about how food and family can do much more than feed us—they can nourish our souls.
Mo Rocca, host of "My Grandmother's Ravioli" says: "When life gives you lemons, make limoncello! Not My Mother's Kitchen is a funny, loving, and oh so useful manual on food, family and survival when your mom is a terrible cook." Serving up a tale that is part memoir and part cookbook, acclaimed foodie Rob Chirico shares his culinary journey after growing up with an Italian-American mother who was hopeless in the kitchen. Rob Chirico learned to cook as a defense against his mother’s awful meals. After discover-ing that there was more to real food than canned ravioli and frozen vegetables, he decided to try his hand in the kitchen. His memoir oﬀers recipes, cooking techniques, and tips he has cultivated over decades. He blends his expert experience with an engaging and humorous narrative on growing up with suspect meals. "I was howling with laughter and shedding tears of nostalgia at the sensitive portraits of family and culture of the times." -- Linda Pelaccio, Culinary Historian and host of "A Taste of the Past" "... no mere cookbook. It is a personal story that lovingly and humorously describes the author's culinary coming of age. It is a family's history and it also is American cultural history..." -- Michael Stern, author of Roadfood, Chili Nation, American Gourmet “A heartwarming story of growing up in an Italian-American household where there was no dearth of love, but not much in the way of good food. Thrown in for good measure are plenty of recipes, cook’s tips, and historical anecdotes. It’s a keeper.” —Julia della Croce, writer, journalist, and cookbook author