My Grandmother's Ravioli premieres Thursday 26 May at 7.30pm AEST on the Food Network
Join funny man Mo Rocca when he makes a welcome return to our screens, taking us into the kitchens of grandparents across America, as they share their treasured family recipes.
With most of these precious recipes being passed outside the family for the first time, the series is a snap-shot of the many and varied cultures and dining habits that make up the gastronomic landscape of American.
From foraging for wild greens in the hills of California for a vegetarian cook up and a knees-up Mexican fiesta, to a classic Korean spread with a traditional marinated grilled beef called galbi, and a deeply southern gumbo, Mo takes cooking lessons from them all.
Including 90yr old Thelma in Connecticut, where seafood reigns supreme and her Greek heritage is a signature in everything she cooks and 79yr old George, an Ojibwe Nation elder who hands down his traditional corn soup recipe that starts with a lesson on how to light the fire. Without a match.
From delicious Danish pancake balls and Greek almond cookies, to stuffed pig stomach and Icelandic pickled shark and anything and everything in between, this series shows us that culinary traditions are alive and well and safely being handed down from generation to generation in kitchens across the country.
In this first episode, Mo travels to Nazareth, Pennsylvania to meet Bonnie and Barry Boyer, 72 and 75. They teach Mo about their unique Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, language and cuisine. The Boyers prepare delicious but not exactly low calorie fare; buttery potato filling, shoofly pie and stuffed pig stomach.
My Grandmother's Ravioli premieres Thursday 26 May at 7.30pm AEST on Food Network