mangia (eat, eat)!", our grandmother, Lucia Rossi, used to
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.
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.
Throughout the family there are
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 at the World Class
in Santa Ana, California and his brother David Rossi, Pastry Chef at
Oysters Restaurant, in
Corona del Mar, CA.
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 ...
Four Bean Backed Beans
A new twist on an old recipe
La Gaufre de
Another kind of Belgium Waffle
with Fresh Strawberries
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
Michael Rossi is the Featured Chef in July 2007 on
Melissa's /World Variety Produce. Inc. website
Tom and Marianne Rossi were married in Redlands, CA March 7, 2007
Linda Rossi's 60th
Amelia Townsend born
February 6, 2007
Michael and Dolly Rossi married on November 11,
Michael & Dolly wedding pictures
Michael & Dolly in
traditional Laos wedding ceremony
Wedding bells will be ringing for David Rossi and Erika Mueller on
September 15, 2007
Kristianne Stanley and Jon Harper married on
December 30, 2006 Kristianne & Jon wedding
Michael Rossi in
the November 9, 2006 issue of
Ambrosia Restaurant featured in December 2006 issue of
Orange Coast magazine
Alexandra Rolish and her team competed in Nationals in Las Vegas in
March and did well.