We Love Nonna Maria!

These last few months Italians around the world have been laughing out loud to the Nonna Maria videos produced by Montreal artist/creator/puppeteer Anthony Imperioli.

We were thrilled to see that Nonna Maria loves Aurora! Keep your eyes peeled for another Aurora cameo in his latest video, “Nonna Maria does la Spesa”.

So what is it that makes Nonna’s cooking so special? Is it the healthy portion of love with which it is served? Or the abundance of practice they get after cooking 12,000 meals? No question they are phenomenal cooks and I cherish every recipe in my heart, and up my sleeve!
Nonna in the gardenMy personal favorite is something my Nonna made often. Take a look at this unique  and delicious way she had for preparing Stuffed Eggplant in a simple tomato sauce. Would you like to give it a try?

This Recipideo preserves a special and rare recipe for my whole family. Dedicated to celebrating all the Nonna Marias of the world, enter this month’s Recipideo Roundup! There are 4 ways to enter, each giving you an extra chance at winning!


What’s your favorite Nonna meal? Do you have a special recipe in your family history? Tell us by posting a comment below.


Like us and post a comment on our Facebook  page telling us which of your Nonna’s dishes is your favorite. Example: I love my Nonna Caterina’s Stuffed Eggplant!


Copy and paste  the following to Twitter: I love my Nonna’s (recipe name!) What’s your favorite? Tell us to win a $50 gift card  http://ow.ly/9zq4I #MyNonnaRecipe @auroraimporting


Watch this month’s Recipideo. Cook it at home. Snap a photo and  Share it to us by clicking here. You can also refer to the Stuffed Eggplant recipe on our recipe page.

Stuffed Eggplant with Tomato Sauce

Winners and photo entries will be posted on Friday April 6th. Three winners will recieve a $50.00 gift card to use at  My Italian Cantina. Your cherished family recipe may even be preserved in a future Recipideo!  Good luck everyone! We really look forward to hearing from you!

About the Author:

I am a little of a great many things. Every experience and every blessing. And even though the whole may be greater than the sum of it's parts, welcome to this little part of me I call "Ita-liana." Raised in an Italian grocery store/food importing company (which explains why wine and olive oil runs through my veins) this is the part of me that is the very best of my Sicilian and Calabrian roots. Watching my Calabrese mother and grandmother cook for the entire family, with not only expertise and ease, but with an over abundance of love, left it's mark. Travelling back to Italy and learning about family history did the rest, while my Sicilian side kicks in almost intuitively. * © All recipes, photography, illustrations on posts by "ita-liana" and "Recipideo" video content copyright Liana Tumino ©

Website: http://www.ita-liana.com