Cooking With Grandma – Gnocchi Cooking with Grandma Paola

 Italian Food Recipes

Paola Bagnatori knows Italian food. With the help of her granddaughter, Isabella, they make her signature dish, potato gnocchi with tomato-porcini sauce. Cli…

The Frugal Gourmet, aired by WTTW Chicago, was one of many cooking shows that I watched in the mid 80’s. I recall thinking that Jeff Smith was pretty hilario…


27 Responses

  1. ChattyMonkey123February 7, 2014 at 4:29 amReply

    It’s moments like these that I wish I had an Italian grandmother…

  2. fibreoptikFebruary 7, 2014 at 4:57 amReply

    @smeeesh1 I would rather have the Italian granddaughter :p

  3. icedbannanasFebruary 7, 2014 at 5:51 amReply

    buonissimo! non c’e niente di meglio che il cibo della nonna! :)

  4. StabuFebruary 7, 2014 at 6:13 amReply

    that girl is so pretty <3

  5. calenderhappy12February 7, 2014 at 7:05 amReply

    the grandma issoooooo bossy

  6. TD1198February 7, 2014 at 7:50 amReply

    i love that roll out roll board :D:D:D

  7. teskosleazeFebruary 7, 2014 at 8:00 amReply

    most adorable grandma ever!

  8. lysemadsFebruary 7, 2014 at 8:55 amReply

    man! after watching the video i had to go down to get my reserve keyboard
    coz i had drooled so much over the old one! o_o

  9. fibreoptikFebruary 7, 2014 at 9:39 amReply

    “Dont roll it over!” then she rolls it over… *sigh* typical Grandma

  10. jojokoFebruary 7, 2014 at 10:21 amReply

    your g-ma looks like rue mcclanahan.

  11. Benson ScrillaFebruary 7, 2014 at 10:55 amReply

    It looks really good.

  12. skylit1February 7, 2014 at 11:37 amReply


  13. Mauger NicolasFebruary 7, 2014 at 12:28 pmReply

    I hate people who say ” my cuisine is the best in the world” although they
    have never tasted any other food from any other country…it’s pathetic …

  14. theozfanFebruary 7, 2014 at 12:53 pmReply

    How nice to see that some young people still respect their elders.

  15. fibreoptikFebruary 7, 2014 at 1:09 pmReply

    @theozfan until those young people grow up, toss the elders in a home and
    visit them only once a year (on Christmas), for 2 hours.

  16. freighter014February 7, 2014 at 2:07 pmReply


  17. gardenvarietypenisFebruary 7, 2014 at 2:47 pmReply

    damn, that looks sooo good!

  18. Victoria ThaiFebruary 7, 2014 at 3:14 pmReply

    ahhh!! this looks soooooo good! now im hungry! i want to go make these rite

  19. HookersTearsFebruary 7, 2014 at 3:23 pmReply

    This here is a typical italian gnocchi sauce. when i cook gnocchi, i make
    gorgonzola cheese sauce with few almonds and pistachios. om nom nom

  20. leftbrainFebruary 7, 2014 at 4:09 pmReply

    mmmmm my mom make soooome good gnocchi soooooooo goood mmmmmmmmmmmm

  21. BerkeleyBuiltFebruary 7, 2014 at 4:43 pmReply

    hella good.

  22. GNold1February 7, 2014 at 5:06 pmReply

    Thanks to ‘Jersey Shore’ I nearly forgot there still are wholesome Italian
    women; grazie tanto CHOW.

  23. Annis KFebruary 7, 2014 at 5:24 pmReply


  24. LisergishnuFebruary 7, 2014 at 5:35 pmReply

    Hahahaha, my nono and nona used to say run run and chin chin! 😛

  25. SuttonSantiniPauloFebruary 7, 2014 at 5:47 pmReply

    Southern Italy ftw! Northern Italy trying to be all Frenchy and shit.

  26. darkproseFebruary 7, 2014 at 5:56 pmReply

    It’s interesting when he mentions here (in lots of other episodes, too)
    that he has one main burner that has all the heat and power, because I am
    pretty sure they are all made like that now. At least, my gas range has the
    front right burner larger and more powerful than the others. I agree with
    him that it’s essential to have, and I hardly ever need it above medium.

  27. bottomshotFebruary 7, 2014 at 6:46 pmReply

    thanks so much for posting some of the more obscure episodes, don’t think
    your work goes unappreciated!

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