Season 2 - Episode 12
Nonna's Recipe Chowdown
Some of the best recipes in the world weren’t created by superstar chefs. That’s why this episode celebrates the unsung culinary heroes – Grandmas! G shares 3 of her favorite Nonna-tastic recipes, and reminisces about the women in her family who taught her how to wield a wooden spoon with Bitchin’ style. Lasagna Bianco – a cross between lasagna and chicken soup, this unique recipe hails from Nonna Teresa (G’s paternal grandma from Campobasso. You know, the one who had plastic lizards in the living room…) Home décor may have not been her forte, but this dish sure was: Tender lasagna layered with pulled chicken meat, mozzarella and parmigianno, drenched in homemade chicken broth. Then Nonna Carmela gets big props with Spaghetti & Brisket: pasta smothered in rich sugo / tomato sauce with tender chunks of slow-stewed beef brisket. For dessert we’re taking a traditional Italian recipe and giving it a Bitchin’ spin with Tiramisu Cupcakes: moist cupcakes glazed with coffee liqueur, topped with espresso-mascarpone frosting and dark chocolate shavings. Panos talks brisket. The Spice Agent yaps about fair trade coffee beans.