BY: Melanie Johnson
With each stir of her wooden spoon, Joanna Antonacci perfects her special sauce, which serves as a symbol of her roots. "They look forward to this every Sunday," added Antonacci. As the firstborn American of Italian parents, she has passed down the recipe to her children and their kids.
That includes State Senator and now Supreme Court elect Bob Antonacci, and she starred in his campaign ad. And since then, her son hasn't been the only one to have a famous face. "I had a guy one time, he almost went into a wall because he recognized me. Then I was at a gas station and these construction workers said, 'Oh my god, you're the lady on TV,'" said Antonacci.