A North End grandmother’s recipes
April 7, 2011 § Leave a comment
An article in the Spec yesterday features the late Anita Malloni, a North End dweller known for her authentic recipes.
That’s how Andrea remembered her Nonna, always in an apron — usually a patterned one — working in the kitchen and managing big feasts that could see 40 relatives packing the house.
Anita Malloni was known for her chocolate walnut ‘ice box’ cookies (ice box because they were kept in the fridge), her stuffed Ascolano olives, and especially her ravioli ‘with pasta so thin, it was almost translucent. You could actually see the spinach in the ravioli. That’s how thin it was.’ ”
Read the full article here.
What is really cool is that you can read the cookbook off the Spectator website! I got the ice box cookie recipe below from the website, and I’d love to try her lasagna recipe too.
1 1/2 cup of sugar
2/3 cup of cocoa
1 cup chopped walnuts (very ﬁne)
3 cups of ﬂour (monarch)
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
Check out the show:
The exhibit runs April 8 to June 10 at gallery Hamilton HIStory and HERitage, 165 James St. North