Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ravioli - A Ciongoli Thanksgiving Tradition

To most Americans, the fourth Thursday of November means turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes. In my house it is a little bit different. Of course we have all these things but all anybody really cares about is ravioli. Its a celebration pasta, only eaten on holidays. My father looked forward to Thanksgiving for two reasons alone: the time with his family and the time with his grandmother's ravioli. The clip above is from another one of his appearences on Mary Ann Esposito's Ciao Italia cooking show. This time he shares the recipe for our family ravioli. Try it today to add a hint of Italian culture to one of America's best traditions. Happy Thanksgiving everybody. The recipe and video can also be found here.


Anonymous said...

Outstanding recipe and tribute.

Happy thanksgiving and with best wishes in the memory of your father.

Giuseppe said...

It's funny, Mrs. G always thought this was a crazy tradition. "How can you guys eat a big heavy plate of dinner before a full blown turkey dinner?" .

Simple: add lots of wine and spread the eating out over many, many hours.Too bad she never experienced my Nonna's ravioli. They were as big as bed pillows.

Happy Thanksgiving, paisano.

Giuseppe said...


I have the same apron your Dad is wearing, only the stripes vertically on mine. A gift of the proprietor of the local Italian grocery store.

Enzo AGC said...


These other guys have no idea what they're missing...Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.