My name is Francesco Romano, I was born in Italy and have been living in America for 25 years.
When I was growing up, although I didn’t realize it at the time, I was spoiled! I had 2 of the best chefs under one roof, my Grandmother Nonna Sara and my Mama Francesca, who made every meal from scratch and with love.
As a kid, I would sit in the kitchen for hours while these women were hard at work, enjoying the smells, tasting when I was allowed to, and later being put to work to help make the pasta. It wasn’t until I was a grown up, moved away from home, and later to America, that I understood how much of my heritage and family centered on food.
It was always made from fresh seasonal ingredients and was a way of bringing our family together to savor, to bond and to enjoy. Food equaled love.
After leaving Italy and starting my new life I looked for familiar tastes and feelings of home. I would go to restaurants claiming they served “Authentic Italian-Cuisine”, and what I found was that most of them were “faking it to make it” and they were far from authentic.
I started cooking for myself, making the recipes my Mama and Nonna taught me. I love to entertain and I began to realize that my friends were in awe of the simple, authentic meal that I had prepared for them… and so my business started.
You will never find your cookie-cutter type of restaurant recipes on this site. What you WILL find is mouth-watering food that is fresh, easy and authentic Italian, straight from my Mama’s kitchen to yours.
We will explore all of the freshest ingredients and I will teach you how to make easy and Authentic Italian Food. Consider me your personal teacher when it comes to Italian cooking! I am going to be here every step of the way to answer any and all of your questions, and if there is something you would like to learn to make just ask me. You will also find videos and photos of all my recipes to help you create fantastic meals and share the love.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get cooking! :)