mangia (eat, eat)!", our grandmother, Lucia Rossi, used to
say whenever we visited our grandparents home in a small West Virginia
town where they met and settled after coming to America from Italy.
Thank you for visiting
The Family Kitchen and sharing our
family's culinary diversity. Family and extended family members in the
USA, Italy, Brazil, The Netherlands, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Canada, and
now Laos all have one thing in common -- we all eat well. And we love
We have a large family that is
scattered throughout the world and welcome recipes from family and
friends to add to our growing collection of family recipes.
We got the idea for this site a few
years ago when our cousin Antonella, who was visiting from her home
near Milano, Italy, was in Grandma Rossi's kitchen
making chicken alla cacciatore.
Three generations and thousands of
miles removed, Antonella was following a recipe that was almost the
same as our grandmother's. Our grandmother and our cousin's
grandfather were brother and sister who had not seen each other since
Some of our family still uses recipes that the Forte family enjoyed in
Southern Italy in the little hill top town of
Noepoli over 100 years ago.
Members of our family around the world are using
old recipes and new recipes... some handed down for generations and
others just invented for a special occasion.
Others are fortunate to enjoy the incredible creations of professional
chefs like Michael Rossi, Executive Chef, working alongside his
brother, David, as the Pastry Chef and Sous Chef at
The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon
in Anaheim, CA. The Saloon is open and the restaurant opens January
We want you to enjoy the recipes that we have gathered from our
diverse family members as much as we do.
Please try the recipes and send us your comments.
Visit us often. We will be updating on a regular basis. When we were
growing up our friends were always welcome for dinner. If you have a
recipe that you would like to share with our friends and family we
would be happy to add it to our growing list of recipes.
Now if you will just pull up a chair
and join us around The Family Kitchen
table we can enjoy good food and fellowship together ...
The world's best carrot cake
Texas Caviar with Avocado
with Fresh Strawberries
La Gaufre de
Another kind of Belgium Waffle
Chicken and Mushroom Risotto
Salmon on a Cedar Plank
with White Asparagus and Blood Orange Vinaigrette
with Amaretti Cookies
Handmade Saffron Tagliorini (Angel Hair)
with Dungeness Crab Essence
Michael, Bob and David Rossi
What ever the occasion, there is no
excuse for not enjoying a great meal with your family around
The Family Kitchen.
Look for new and old delicious recipes from our world wide family and
Fun Menus, recipes and tips for those special occasions.
Learn how to make the recipes just like we do around The Family Kitchen.
News and Events
18 on May 4, 2011
Picture by Dolly Rossi
Luca Rossi and the
Picture by Dolly Rossi
Victor and Dino Rossi with the medals awarded to their father
Francesco Rossi in WWI. Medals include the Silver Star and the
Maddox and Luca Rossi sharing a puzzle.
Congratulations to Michael Rossi for passing the
exam. Michael is one of few Executive Chefs to achieve to this certification level.