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Ottaviana's Kitchen ©

dedicato alla mia mamma
la cuoca della famiglia

This website is dedicated to my Mamma, who taught me how to cook, and how to enjoy the not so fancy foods in life. A very wonderful woman, that I truly loved and miss very deeply.


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Now for a little history behind these recipes and how they came about.

   My Grandparents were immigrants from Italy.   They came  to Ellis Island, in search of the great American dream. This was where my mother was born in Newark, NJ. The recipes were passed to her from her mother, and then passed to me from mine. Since I have no children of my own, what better way to pass on these recipes but on my web page so everyone can enjoy them, and maybe start their own tradition with them. So for now,
Buon Appetito

All Italians cook their own way. There are many regions in Italy and all of them make a recipe a certain way, or may even call a certain dish by another name. Even Sicilans cook differently from family to family. My cousin and I argue all the time as to what ingredients go in certain dishes. These recipe's are the way my mother made them, your mother or grandmother probably made them differently. Each family changes them around to suit there tastes by changing the ingredients around.

View Mamma's Photo Album Of Her And Louis Prima


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from 1997-99

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