Lauren Scibelli Mullin preserves food memories from her family's famous Springfield restaurant, Ciro's,

Dec 07, 2018 240

BY: Cori Urban

There's no doubt food can keep memories alive. How many smell the aroma of bread baking and harken back to childhood days when mom baked every Saturday morning or smell the aroma of tomato sauce simmering and think about long-ago Sunday dinners? Many of Lauren Scibelli Mullin's food memories come from her family's famous restaurant, Ciro's, which served customers from the mid-1960s through the 1990s in Springfield's South End neighborhood.

Owned by her grandparents, Al and Rose M. Scibelli, it was located on 870 Main St. After Ciro's closed, within a few years her grandparents and father died, and Mullin decided to record recipes while they were still fresh in her mind. "I knew that there were many patrons who would love to have some authentic recipes from Ciro's," she says.

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