Monday, April 28, 2014
La Cucina della Nonna
This afternoon I am cooking peperonata. It's a lovely Italian side-dish made with red, green and yellow peppers, olive oil, a little salt and pepper, and a whole lot of memories.
When I was growing up, Nonna would do most of the day's cooking early in the morning in order to beat the summertime heat.
As little girls, my sister and I would wake up to the most delicious smells, and we would enter the kitchen to bubbling pots on the stove, balcony windows thrown wide open, and my Nonna in an apron who would drop everything to give us kisses . . . and yes, that would be kisses in the plural.
This afternoon, my kitchen smells like Nonna's kitchen.