My mother and I have always loved to cook authentic recipes of Abruzzo. Family and friends often gathered around our table full of all kind of goodness, eating and drinking a glass of good local wine. Every meal was rigorously infused with the passion for our tradition. A while ago I decided to extend this experience to all visitors and travellers from around the world. Cookingwithrosy was born to offer the unique experience of a full immersion in our genuine and authentic cooking tradition while surrounded by a family atmosphere. Come in Abruzzo, my mother and I will teach you how to cook our best recipes as well as every tips and tricks that we learned over the years. We promise to transform you in best cook-version of yourself. We look forward to meet you!
My name is Annabella Cermignani. I was born and raised in Abruzzo. I’m a mother of three children and a happy grandma of four beautiful grandchildren. Since I was a child I loved cooking, especially the traditional recipes of my region. My cooking is loved by friends and family.
My secret? My mother! Her name was Iole and she was born in Teramo, a city well known in Abruzzo for its strong culinary traditions. I’m lucky to have such a precious mother. She taught me every secret that she learned from her mother, and I loved every moment we spent together in the kitchen.
Hiii! I’m Rosaria Mastrodicasa, daughter of Annabella and mother of one of her 4 grandchildren. I spent a significant time of my childhood witnessing the art of cooking both my mom and my grandma. Believe me, they used to create real magic in our family kitchen. They often cooked all day long for the family, for fun or just to celebrate the weekend!
We spent many lovely days cooking together and then seated around our table sharing family stories and funny stories. I was 9 when my mother encouraged me to approach the stove for the first time. My first job was to prepare coffee with our traditional moka. It went well and I felt so proud of myself. That emotion still swells in my heart every time I make coffee or I cook for someone!
Nonna Iole was the best cook in the family, then my mother took her place and now it’s my turn to slowly take the lead of our kitchen. I always do my best to maintain our traditions and perpetuate the crazy, noisy spirit of my family. You will see how I sprinkle my family’s magic spirit in the air every time we prepare food together. Or when or we sit around the table to share the fruit of our work, while making jokes, laughing, and drinking good wine!