Although her demonstration at the Food & Wine Classic was first thing on Saturday morning, Giada de Laurentiis was full of bubbly energy. In front of a huge audience she cooked three dishes — fregola salad with citrus and red onion, prosciutto lamb burgers, and a ricotta cappuccino dessert — while answering questions from the crowd. Now that she's a mother, it's very clear that Giada is all about her family. Her husband, aunt Raffi, sister, and nephew sat in the front row cheering her on, and she even invited them up on the stage! To learn how Giada set an example for mothers everywhere, read more
Last week a few of us were talking about how difficult it is to get our parents' recipes. My mom and dad both tend to eyeball things, and when I ask them how much they usually say, "Eh, just a little, not too much."
Each time I go home, I watch my mom prepare dishes and take notes, sometimes even video. It's tedious, but I know that I now have those recipes in hand.
The family recipes mean a lot to me, and I was wondering how you felt about them. Are yours written down somewhere?