I’m sure you read last week that Wayne Gretzky’s new restaurant offers recipes his grandma used, including her polish sausage and perogies. Is this a trend? Check out this story:
RESERVE A TABLE AT GRANDMA’S
A lot of restaurants promise food just like grandma made, but one New York eatery has taken that one step further – and actually hired grandma to make it!
When Jody Scaravella opened Enoteca Maria on Staten Island, he decided to stand out from the thousands of Italian joints in NYC by importing the most important of all ingredients – the cooks. Scaravella brings in actual grandmothers, two at a time, to work in the kitchen on a rotating basis. There’s always one little old lady from Italy and another “nana” from a different country.
As the owner puts it, “These ladies get their recipes from their mothers, from their grandmothers … so every time these ladies are in the kitchen cooking, you have hundreds of years coming out of their fingertips. I think that’s magic.” (Good Housekeeping)
If a restaurant were to open featuring your grandmother’s cooking, what would the specialty be?