Monday, September 13, 2010

Italian Foods Where it All Began!

My journey started out to give my kids, grandchildren and generations in the future the history of our ancestors and where it all began on cooking tradition and recipes to live on through us long after we are gone. Cooking is like music, its a universal language, no right or wrong just different to the individual families. The bonding comes from teaching, tradition and the love for cooking. From grandmothers handing down secret favorite recipes from generation to generation we all live in the wonderful visions of what was to recreate.   Food becomes the common bond and my past of fabulous memories and teachings from my grandmother and mom gives me the continued passion to live in their memory.
Pizzelles an Italian Favorite~
My quest is to provide that guidance to my two sons and future generations. Every recipe has been made with love and inspiration. The love for cooking and creating the future, that is the universal language. My recipes will be here long after I am gone, a wonderful way to be remembered and talked about years to come, at the dinner table.
What a wonderful thought, the next food star . The food industry was always my first love and passion to cook was inherited for sure. Grandma came from Italy with the golden spoon in her hand. My mom had her own catering and deli business. So when I was born I instantly bonded with wanting to create something delicious. At 3 years old I had my first easy bake oven. I didn't just make cakes with this, when the cake mixes ran out, I got creative and used things from the kitchen experimenting. It always amazed me that a light bulb could cook that cake!
I always wanted to show everyone what a good cook I was as a child. By the time I was 11 I was making roasts, parsley potatoes and brownies with mocha frosting. Here I am 40 years later, blogging my passion.
My mom inside the window watching me , our house was her business called  Mac's Deli, what more inspiration did  I need, it's in the blood~ 
Always had demitasse at the end of a meal with Sambuca~
 I love watching people enjoy eating,  with cooking the most important factor, is my family and friends  who inspire me to continue.   Everyone can make these dishes and  will always be loved by anyone that joins your table. Our foods are basic, Italian foods, desserts to indulge on and sharing that food with everyone that touches our lives.
The piece of resistance....the Margarita Pizza...

33 comments:

Belinda @zomppa said...

Great to know you more. Love those pizzelles - and your sons are super fortunate!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Thanks for a peek into your foodie soul Claudia :) Those pizzelles are works of art! And you know, I have those exact same coffee cups?!? Plus matching bowls and saucers LOL

A lovely read!

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Thanks for a peek into your foodie soul Claudia :) Those pizzelles are works of art! And you know, I have those exact same coffee cups?!? Plus matching bowls and saucers LOL

A lovely read!

Daydreamer Desserts said...

Great post Claudia, I loved your cooking is just like music analogy it's so true. Your boys must be so proud to such a dedicated mother. :) Best of luck in the challenge!

The Cilantropist said...

Love that photo of your mom, such a memory and thanks for sharing it with us!

Casey Angelova said...

You family history is inspiring! A lucky woman indeed. I too had an easy bake oven. You have to love food cooked by light bulb! I can still remember the taste of those EasyBake mixes. Good luck in the competition!

Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog said...

The best of the luck Claudia and you’ve my vote :)

Have a great week!

Gera

Kathy Gori said...

good luck Claudia! I'll be posting my entry soon.

Kathy Gori said...

good luck Claudia! I'll be posting my entry soon.

bellini valli said...

What a wonderfully written post. Good luck in the competition!!!!

Angie's Recipes said...

I want that pizzelles!
All the best with the competition.
Angie

Emily Malloy said...

You're going to do so well in this competition!

Trix said...

Good for you for doing this challenge! I know how busy you are and it's very impressive!! A really heartfelt post - good luck!

JillyAn said...

Best of luck Claudia! I always enjoy your posts and your family recipes. You are a wonderful cook and talented writer. I know you'll do well.

redkathy said...

The best Italian family inspired blog ever! Love the post Claudia, best of luck to you.

Stella said...

I already knew it was in your blood, Claudia. I could tell! I will be following you through this challenge-no doubt (smile). Stella
p.s. you look so cute and somewhat bratty in that picture-priceless!

Magic of Spice said...

Claudia, this is a wonderful entry post. I love reading your posts and the passion your put into your love of family and food :) Good luck to you :)

Cajun Chef Ryan said...

Claudia,
I always enjoy learning more about you and your family.
This is a fun competition and looking forward to voting too!

Bon appetit
=:~)

Claudia said...

Truly lovely entry with passion, love and famiglia. I'll be here September 20th! I also love the photo of you from childhood with your Mom's watchful eye.

City Share said...

It's so much fun getting to read everyone's first challenge posts. Best of luck in the competition.

Reeni said...

Loved learning more about you! This was a beautiful and heartfelt post. Thanks for sharing.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Lovely to have come across your site, hope to come for more soon. Best wishes.

Foodessa said...

It was nice to read a little more about where all your dedicated passion comes from. I get the feeling you'd want to do this all the time.

You are truly a great contender in this food competition. I want to wish you the best of everything and no matter who wins...remember, that you will always be the best cook in your family's heart ;o)

Ciao for now,
Claudia

May Ling Wu said...

I loved to learn more about you. Good luck!

Sippity Sup said...

You are a contender. The interesting biographical info cinches it. Good Luck. GREG

Food o' del Mundo said...

Sent a HAPPY ♥ vote your way. See you in round two Claudia!
~ Mary

Pegasuslegend said...

thanks for all the well wishes and Mary thanks for the vote!

Letizia Golosa said...

Wonderful post!!!! You have my vote Claudia!!!
Good luck

House of Annie said...

You got our vote!

Come check our our PFB post:

http://www.foodbuzz.com/project_food_blog/challenges/1/view/391

Cheers and aloha.

alison said...

good luck ,claudia!you have my vote!

alutzu @ cornerparadise said...

very nice second picture...and the post are very good

Pegasuslegend said...

thank you everyone xxxooo~

Lick My Spoon said...

thank you for sharing your passion for italian cuisine. i am very much looking forward to your upcoming dishes. you got my vote!

Lick My Spoon