You weren't going to go to Festa Italiana and not take in the food, were you? Local and national chefs will take the Cucina Showcase stage when the festival returns this weekend  at the lakefront. Rossella Rago of the web show “Cooking with Nonna” will appear at 6 p.m. Saturday and 6:45 p.m. Sunday; California chef Richard Lombardi will demonstrate...

"Remember one thing, my darling. One day nonna won't be here anymore. And I want you to be able to do all the things that nonna does!" -Rossella Rago, Cooking with Nonna That is the opening line of Rossella Rago's popular debut cookbook, Cooking with Nonna, and is one that I can relate to. As soon as you open the book, you are faced with dozens of...

Super excited to announce that Nonna Romana and I will do a cooking segment on the Home & Family Show which airs on the Hallmark Channel. The show is hosted by Mark Steines and Debbie Matenopoulos. Monday April 10, 2017. 10:00 AM EST. Hallmark Channel  On the show, Nonna and I will be making one of Nonna's recipes from my cookbook.  Not telling you...

Last night I had the honor and the pleasure to attend the 2017 NIAF Spring Gala in New York. It is always an enormous privilege to be able to be part of this amazing celebration of the Italian American community. At the famous Cipriani 42 venue, for a completely sold out event, many friends of We the Italians were so kind to welcome me as the found...

Celebrity Chef Rossella Rago, from YouTube's ''Cooking with Nonna' fame, will make a special appearance as the Summit Historical Society's tasty fundraiser, "The Taste of Summit," is held at The Grand Summit Hotel on March 26. Rago will sign copies of her just-published debut cookbook Cooking with Nonna, which features easy-to-follow, step-by-step...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host its annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 22, 2017. This distinguished event, held at this world-famous, historical, New York City venue will highlight the very best in Italian food, beverage and cultural experiences – along with celebrate some of the most notable and impactf...

The National Italian American Foundation will hosts it's yearly New York Gala, honoring New York State Superintendent of DFS, Maria T. Vullo; Chairman, Jackson Lewis P.C., Vincent A. Cino, Cooking with Nonna host, Rossella Rago and others at Cipriani, 42nd Street, March 22, 2017. This distinguished annual event highlights the very best in Italian f...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will host its annual New York Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on March 22, 2017. This distinguished event, held at this world-famous, historical, New York City venue will highlight the very best in Italian food, beverage and cultural experiences – along with celebrate some of the most notable and impactf...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we speak with proud first generation Italian-American Rossella Rago from “Cooking with Nonna” about her cooking experiences throughout her life, and the true meaning behind them. During this lively interview, Rossella tells the story of how her family relocated to New Jersey from her beloved Italian...

I am so happy and honored to announce that on Saturday, March 23, 2013, I will be teaching a Cooking Class at La Scuola di Eataly in NYC... yes, in the Lidia Bastianich Temple! During the class, Nonna Romana and I will demonstrate a traditional Pugliese menu "Primavera in Puglia" using the freshest ingredients in season and with total respect of ou...