Wonderful things happen when women become grandmothers. Their smiles soften, their laughs sound merrier, and their pots overflow with meals that transcend those of motherhood and skip straight to divinity. It’s the most delicious miracle! And these dishes not only fill up your tummy, but your heart also ends up spilling over with love for your nana (and her macaroni and cheese). This family part of cooking is what’s important to Rosalie Fiorino Harpole, a local mother and grandmother who decided to write down 148 of her delicious Italian-American recipes (something we should all ask of the cooks in our families) and share them with the rest of us through her cookbook, Rosalie Serving Italian, and her blog (www.rosalieservingitalian.com). To meet Rosalie and purchase a copy of her book, head to Viviano’s Festa Italiano (62 Fenton Plaza, Fenton; 636-305-1474 or www.vivianosmarket.com) anytime from 5 to 7 p.m. The book-signing is free, but bring along some cash to pick up recipe ingredients -- Rosalie’s sure to get you in the mood for Italian this weekend!
Fri., Aug. 31
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