Watch Cooking Channel

Nothing Like Grandma’s Cooking

Mo Rocca and His Grandmother

Nothing beats Grandma’s cooking. It’s soul-satisfying: delicious food enjoyed in a houseful of family members. And for Mo Rocca, he’ll never forget the Sunday suppers his grandmother used to host, with her ravioli as the centerpiece. Unfortunately, Mo’s grandmother passed away before he was able to learn her ravioli recipe. In fact, Mo can’t really cook at all.

But it’s never too late to learn, and Mo is going straight to the masters: grandmothers and grandfathers. Tune in to My Grandmother’s Ravioli this Sunday at 8pm ET as Mo pulls out all the stops to get grandmothers and grandfathers to share their family recipes.

Mo Rocca and Milla

Better watch the knife, Mo.

Mo’s first stop is New Jersey, where Mila teaches him how to make her Philippine version of paella (complete with a crucial secret ingredient). The dish is the centerpiece of her birthday party, where she gets a surprise visitor.

Mo Rocca and Pop

Mo's ready to give it a try!

Mo meets Pop, an Italian grandfather who learned how to cook after his wife passed away. Pop has a passion for traditional Italian specialties and shares his recipes for Focaccia and Rabbit Cacciatore with Mo.

It’s a delicious hour celebrating the American melting pot of food, family and creating memories. Tune in to My Grandmother’s Ravioli Sunday at 8pm ET.

Recipes From the Show

Who does Mo need to learn from next? Let us know! Simply leave the first name only of the grandmother or grandfather, plus a brief story of their best dish, in the comments below, and Mo could be paying them a visit soon.

You must include your email address in the “Email” field when submitting your comment so we can communicate back with you. (But do not post your email address into the actual body of the comment.)

Tags:

Comments (179)

  1. Sue posted 12/10/2012

    Holidays would NOT be the same without G'Ma Toni's cookies. Everyone in the family tries to duplicate them but they just can't really do them as well as she does.

    Cookies were a HUGE part of my childhood. All our teachers couldn't wait for the big tray of Christmas cookies from my mom. I am the youngest of 4 so it was known you would be getting cookies if one of us was in your class!

    We had a sort of 3 season room that was cold in the winter. My mom would have tables set up in there LOADED with tins and Tupperware and pans of cookies. Torrali, crescent, peanut butter bars, chocolate crinkles, pizzelle, anise toasted, chewy wreaths made with marshmallow and corn flakes, fudgy chocolate rum, fig filled cucchidati… I'm sure I am missing some! We would brave the cold and sneak out into that room, our feet shocked on the cold concrete step, and steal our favorites!

  2. bad credit financing for cars posted 12/11/2012

    able to find bloggers that are targeting…

    niches related to yours. all you need to do then is figure out effective ways on how you can convince them to let you be their guest blogger. you also have the option of doing google search to find the top…

  3. require a purchase as the sole means…

    of entering a sweepstakes, contest, or giveaway. not only will you lose potential entries, but you are also risking legal action if you get reported. so always be sure to offer a free method of entry. don’t advertise your giveaway. people…

  4. DELPHI posted 12/15/2012

    DELPHI…

    I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text…

  5. youtube posted 12/17/2012

    site and also know that your product…

    is liked, what ever it may be.that is my simple 10 rule plan that i try to stick to. pick on or two today and get started, slowly implement them and before you know it you have a successful blog and…

  6. search engine company posted 12/26/2012

    just write an article and add a…

    link back to your blog. like this article has a link, at the bottom, back to my site. another way of getting backlinks is joining stumbleupon, digg, basically the whole lot of bookmarking sites, and after every post, bookmarking it in…

  7. click here seo service posted 12/26/2012

    some keyword research on your market and…

    try to understand what your target audience is searching for online, so you can ask your blog writer for articles that cover those specific areas of interest.to start, you need to send him or her a document with a summary of…

  8. easier payday loans posted 12/27/2012

    more people are focusing on online competition…

    and business strategies to generate handsome amount of revenue, most of the business owners have developed an official website, related to their business products or services. such websites carry attractive backgrounds, images and content, which grabs …

  9. Erin posted 12/30/2012

    Karen is my 89 year old Danish Grandmother who lives in the Hudson Valley, New York. She moved here with her family (late husband Erik and three children) in the 1960's from rural Denmark. To this day she still makes traditional Danish dishes and desserts. From her frikadeller (danish meatballs) and brune kartofler (carmel potatoes) with rodkal (red cabbage) to her delicious desserts of danish butter cookies (the REAL ones) and Christmas ris a l'amande (rice pudding) she never fails to bring a little bit of Denmark to the table each day.

  10. teacher job in Malaysia posted 01/01/2013

    work can be a bit difficult. there…

    are plenty of sites where you can bid on work. you can search the post to find the kind of work you are looking for. you can match your expertise to the needs of the clients. start building a client base…

  11. Lori posted 01/01/2013

    Gramma Sue Ann is 66 years old. Her Hungarian grandmother, Catherine raised her and taught her the art of old world cooking. A family favorite is her grandmother's Hungarian goulash and spaetzle recipes, made on her grandmother's cutting board. Sue Ann is warm, sentimental, vibrant, fun and welcoming to all who enter her home.

  12. teaching in asia jobs posted 01/01/2013

    requirements. this is very important. since, an…

    experienced company would have written on a variety of topics and you could see the way they write, change according to the topic, and the client they are writing for.- effective use of keywords every content writing company having experience in…

  13. Lulu posted 01/02/2013

    My name is Lucrezia and I am twelve years old. I would like to recommend my grandmother, Millie, for your show. I call her “Situ” which means “grandma” in Arabic. She is Lebanese and was born and raised in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. When she was about nine years old, she went to a boarding school in Ireland. She married an American man and moved to America when she was in her twenties. Her two sons are Arnold (my dad), and Paul (my uncle), whom she raised on her own. She has had a long career in the airline industry. She now lives in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Her style of cooking is West African and Lebanese. I think that her best West African dish is jollof rice, and her most delicious Lebanese dish is called loube. Millie would be perfect for “My Grandmother’s Ravioli” because you never find a grandparent even close to her!

  14. Melissa Dietel posted 01/03/2013

    Susie (SuSu as her 5 grandchildren call her) is 65 years old from Trinidad. Every Christmas we make Caribbean Pastelles. It takes all day and she has been teaching my sister-in-law and I this holiday tradition that our husbands grew up with. You eat with sweet ham and a fried egg. This year we made 100 and had a great time the whole day talking about how they used to do it back in the day! Susie has 3 children who are all in the culinary business and she started her own catering business that she and her husband ran for decades both in Trinidad and Florida. She would be a fun day for you!

  15. Catherine Sims posted 01/03/2013

    Granny Clark, as she is known to most people, is 93 years young. She volunteers at the Dorn's Veteran's Hospital and assists Veterans in getting to the correct place for their appointment. Additionally, she has a farm house 30 miles outside of town that is her family's old home place that she has cattle that has to be fed and fences to be mended. She is a busy church going lady and a real spitfire. Every Sunday (and any other day you can get by there), is a fantastic meal — the whole family shows up after church & all friends are welcome! Granny is known for so many dishes, how can one pick! One of my favorites is what she calls "No trash Hash" and it is a wonderful southern hash, served over rice with cole slaw, chow chow, and any other wonderful vegetables that she might be cooking! (Black eyed peas and butterbeans would be may favorite!)

  16. stephanie posted 01/05/2013

    Michele is a excellent cooking French grandmother. She moved to the states in the early 80s when she was in her early 30s. She can cook anything but her signature dish is chocolate mousse. Friends come to her house demanding it. She does not trust many people to make it. I am her daughter and she watches me like a hawk if I help her make it. She is a chemical engineer and I think that ends up helping her a lot when she cooks as she comes up good solutions to cooking problems.

  17. Andrea posted 01/08/2013

    My family has been in the grocery food business since the 30's. At one time there were 3 generations working the store. My grandparents sold the store in 1976 and just recently I wanted to start a business that paid homage to my family's business history. We've opened up an Olive Oil and Balsamic vinegar store. It is family owned and run. My mother has become "The Olive Queen" and has been developing new recipes using our EVOO's and Balsamics. She has found her calling! She's great at Marketing, Advertising, PR and our customers love her. They even come in just to chat with her and discuss her recipes. At 70, she's just started a Blog featuring easy, tasty foods and it has become quite popular with our customers. I've recently had a baby and my time is pretty much taken up with her. Thank goodness Nana is a fantastic cook who knows her way around a kitchen and isn't shy about sharing her cooking secrets with newbies, foodies and gourmands. You could learn a thing or two from her…plus you'd end up tasting some fantastic Olive Oils and Balsamics during your visit.

  18. djazmadz posted 01/09/2013

    A big part of her culinary skills stem from the many diverse cultures in Queens, but the original recipe was passed down from her grandmother, an Irish immigrant and an avid pie maker in her own right

    Judi Bola

  19. Online Beat Maker posted 01/10/2013

    6 million people searching for a particular…

    topic, wouldn’t you want to write about it. heck ya! go to the top ten blogs in your niche and find out what they are writing about. chances are that they will have a good of which topics you should be…

  20. Melbourne Video Production posted 01/14/2013

    time and patience to learn about search…

    engine optimization, you will soon see some income. i wanted to start making money as a blogger, but i had no idea what to do first (or second, for that matter). i found free training, and was off and running in…

  21. Yvette posted 01/15/2013

    I would LOVE for you to meet my beloved mother, Vangie in El Paso, TX. She is 65 years old and one of the authors of the cookbook, “Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor.” She makes the BEST green enchiladas as well as any other authentic Mexican recipe you can think of. She can whip up tamales, tortillas, chile rellenos, and the best Mexican desserts! Most of her dishes are recipes that she learned from my grandmother/her mother. My grandmother passed away at the age of 98 years old. Her Mexican dishes were legendary. I would love for you to meet my mother so that she can share those stories of my grandmother with you. She will tell you all about the circumstances that led them to emigrate from Mexico to the United States escaping the Mexican Revolution (the times of Pancho Villa). She can explain how her family was forced to abandon their beloved country (Mexico) because of the violence and danger the Mexican Revolution brought to its citizens. I guarantee it to be a delicious family love story.

  22. Gale Aquino posted 01/17/2013

    My husband and I started watching the show several weeks and we absolutely love it. Please continue it next season. My father came from Germany and my husband's father came from Italy. This show is wonderful.

  23. dreambox posted 01/17/2013

    and subheadings.this will not only give an…

    interesting look to your post but also let the readers know what to expect in your post with just the overview.summarizeit is very important for you to summarize at the end of the post. in two or three lines, you can…

  24. Chelsea posted 01/18/2013

    Please visit my Baachan (Japanese Grandmother), Miki. She lives just outside of Philadelphia. The mother of 5 kids and 11 grandkids, she is the matriarch of our family and you know when you are going to Bachan's house, there will always be a pot of hot rice, homemade Japanese pickles, and some delicious Japanese dish like shioyaki, yakiniku, or karaage chicken. Her miso soup is a miracle cure for whatever ails you. When she cooks, she always tells the best stories of growing up in the countryside of Kyushu in Japan and moving to the US as the bride of an American solider. Every dish has a memory and that's what makes her food so good!

  25. Zayifli lida posted 01/20/2013

    on a beach and your blog still…

    has traffic flowing to it.so as you can see there are many advantages to owning your blog and by putting it on the best blogging platform around, wordpress.orgif you are serious about your online business then investing in a blogging platform…

  26. Tim posted 01/23/2013

    My mother-in-law Winnie (real first name Wen Yi) was born in Shanghai and immigrated to Brazil when she was in her teens but now lives here in Seattle. She makes a great roast duck with sticky rice (and has been known to Asianize our Thanksgiving by sneaking it into the turkey as well). Once I asked for a cooking class but all I got to do was take notes – she didn't let me cook anything! :) Hopefully, Mo can do better than me and get his hands dirty!

    You should make an appointment soon because she currently provides free babysitting services for four grandkids, all under 3 years old.

  27. chalie posted 01/26/2013

    Hi, My mother is an amazing 93 yr. old and like most Italians Easter baking is a great family tradition .
    Our family has 5 yes five generations get together to bake the Easter feast. my mom Clara oversees and helps in the preparation of rice pie, ham and cheese pie Easter bread. I could go on and on.
    I am 64 and my friends flock to her because she is so full of life. Ok enough. Thanks for time By the way her nephew George is the one who said I should submit her .He and his wife Shawna are huge fans.

  28. Brennan posted 01/26/2013

    Tony loves nothing better then Sunday dinner with his five children and thirteen grandchildren. His home made meatballs and Bracioles along with pounds of macaroni adorn his dining room table and the smell of homemade gravy entices all that enter to dip some bread under the lid and take a dip and taste before they are caught. The raisins he adds to his meatballs add to the sweetness of the overall meal. It is during these times that he cooks with his children and grandchildren that he opens up and discusses his childhood in the Bronx and cooking with his mother and grandparents. He keeps his old family recipe to himself, but will only share it if you cook with him.

  29. Carolyn posted 01/27/2013

    Hannelore, pronounced (Honey-Lori )from Erding Germany in Bavaria should of opened a restaurant either in Fort Myers Fla., or in Solomons Maryland. Her husband who brought her here in 1967 leaving her Mother and Father and 8 brothers and sisters behind are snow birds that live between the 2 places. She makes the best Sauer Braten and Bavarian Bread Dumplings, (the size of navel oranges ) you have ever tasted, then finishes with Apple Strudel that is unbelievable . Gulasch, Pankcake soup, Schnitzel, and the list goes on and on.
    She is a German Lucy Ball…full of life and energy and the strongest woman I know..My mother , Grandmother of 7,Great Grandmother of 1.

  30. Carolyn posted 01/28/2013

    Hannelore, pronounced (Honey-Lori )from Erding Germany in Bavaria should of opened a restaurant either in Fort Myers Fla., or in Solomons Maryland. Her husband who brought her here in 1967 leaving her Mother and Father and 8 brothers and sisters behind are snow birds that live between the 2 places. She makes the best Sauer Braten and Bavarian Bread Dumplings, (the size of navel oranges ) you have ever tasted, then finishes with Apple Strudel that is unbelievable . Gulasch, Pankcake soup, Schnitzel, and the list goes on and on.

  31. articulare kind braggat posted 01/29/2013

    some interesting content that is relevant to…

    your post- further research for those who are interested in the web design business, online petitions that aim to have a positive impact on animal welfare, recipes for sushi and green tea ice cream, and so on. perhaps add in a…

  32. auto title loans posted 01/30/2013

    after in the world of marketing. most…

    successful blogs often talk about the topics that are outlined below. here are many topics that will help you car title loans with content for your blog.to create a high traffic blog about network marketing – can be done using wordpress. wordpress is a…

  33. Angelica Sbai posted 01/31/2013

    Wanda- she lives in the old Polish Village in Cleveland Ohio (Chef Symons territory) she makes amazing Pierogies and Golabki from scratch.

  34. FrankPizz posted 01/31/2013

    My grandmother Anna is 95 years old and is still an amazing cook. She has been such an inspiration to our family as well as friends. Nana as we all call her has passed down her love of cooking to the whole family. She cooks all types of Italian food, but there is one recipe that she insists everyone in the family know, which are rice balls. No birthday or holiday is complete without Nana's rice balls. I believe that she is one person that you would be impressed with, and one that you would never forget.

  35. Erin Riley posted 02/03/2013

    My Grandma Ginger is a glamorous 74-year-old mother of 6, grandmother of 15, and great-grandmother of 7-almost 8. She met my grandpa when he was 21 and she was a single "older woman" of 28 with 5 kids when they met. My Great-Grandmother famously told her to stop "fooling around with that young kid and find yourself a man that will help you raise those kids" They've been married for 47 years now. We have a wonderful close family that all gathers on all the major holidays and one big family reunion every year at my Grandma's house. They are loud, overwhelming-to-most-people, but we are very blessed. As one friend commented when she was at one of these events: "I can't believe you all got together and no one got in a fight and there was no drama."

  36. Erin Riley posted 02/03/2013

    (Cont…) ." I didn't realize at that time that was unusual… now I know how blessed I am to be a part of this family. I also know it's all because of the foundation my grandparents give to the family. We are all spread out but my Grandma Ginger makes sure we are all together regularly and stay close and connected. She is extremely modern and cool and always knows more about pop culture then anyone younger than her. She was a great beauty and still is very fashionable and always looks so put together and adorable. . I think my grandparents would be great for this show because they are very bright articulate and both have a great sense of humor and are always make smart remarks and quips to each other, especially in the kitchen. My grandpa is well known for his wry sense of humor and wisecracks.

  37. Erin Riley posted 02/03/2013

    (cont…) They bicker and drive each other crazy in the kitchen, because my grandpa is an extreme perfectionist about how he does the prep work and my grandma is running circles around him doing a million things by the time he has finished one. The most treasured family recipe we have is my Great Grandma Dixie's Chocolate Pie. (The same one who made the funny comment about my grandpa.) It's a delicious chocolate pie made from scratch with a meringue.

  38. annihilable becrimson basidial posted 02/05/2013

    daily job and thus, the expert can…

    be relied on based on his past performance which can be clearly gauged from the results available.4. personal touch: a good blog consultant shares his views and uses his insight to portray his work to his clients. he will always be…

  39. Chris Emig posted 02/07/2013

    Zofia is an 84 y/o 4'11" spitfire who can make a shoe taste amazing! I love her farmer's cheese and homemade garnet red wine that will knock you on your butt! Everything is from scratch, even the tools she uses! There's the bucket that ties around her neck to gather the berries and the hand sewn sack that hangs from the basement to drain the juice (the picture of this is priceless) for the wine. Zofia is a treasure, just like her food. A hard working and fun lady who still mows her lawn and will share the joy of her soul and the stories of the old country. Did i mention how she used to make underwear out a plant that grew in the Old Country during the war? She said is was scratchy, but it's all they had, can't quite remember the name of the plant… Mary something… Anyways, the world would be a better place if everyeone got to meet Zofia, I know I am better for it. Thanks for a great show – I love Mo!

  40. John Sullivan posted 02/07/2013

    My Nonie who is one of the best itailian cook I know she cooks the best pesto pasta in the world! She also makes a really good chicken pacata! She has and huge wonderful personality and everybody just loves her. She loves sharing stories and hanging around family. She has had an amazing life and to have Mo come and cook with her would just be another amazing moment! Please consider my wonderful Nonie and i know for a fact she was made for television!

  41. yitdjhdfeshgdchfutxyr posted 07/10/2013

    Title…

    [...]just beneath, are several entirely not connected web-sites to ours, however, they may be surely worth going over[...]…

  42. dofollow edu backlinks posted 09/08/2013

    … [Trackback]…

    [...] Read More: blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/02/15/my-grandmothers-ravioli-mo-rocca/ [...]…

  43. UATWPtIzlf UATWPtIzlf posted 10/02/2013

    The Silent Shard…

    This could most likely be really handy for a few within your work opportunities I intend to really don’t only with my blog but…

  44. porn posted 11/26/2013

    … [Trackback]…

    [...] Find More Informations here: blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/02/15/my-grandmothers-ravioli-mo-rocca/ [...]…

  45. mbt shoes atlanta posted 11/29/2013

    mbt shoes atlanta…

    mbt sport shoes Casting: How to Be on Cooking Channel : Shows : Cooking Channel…

  46. jalia parsnip posted 12/02/2013

    Casting: How to Be on Cooking Channel : Shows : Cooking Channel…

    Third Flower…

  47. mark mania posted 12/04/2013

    Casting: How to Be on Cooking Channel : Shows : Cooking Channel…

    Excellent data could be located on this net website….

  48. mbt baridi shoes sizing guide posted 12/14/2013

    mbt baridi shoes sizing guide…

    buy mbt shoes Casting: How to Be on Cooking Channel : Shows : Cooking Channel…

  49. charity collections from home posted 03/27/2014

    … [Trackback]…

    [...] Read More here: blog.cookingchanneltv.com/2012/02/15/my-grandmothers-ravioli-mo-rocca/ [...]…

  50. zimbabwe box posted 05/02/2014

    The Absent Game…

    In between me and my husband we’ve owned additional MP3 gamers through the years than I can count, like Sansas, iRivers, iPods (common & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few decades I’ve settled down to one line of players….

Post a New Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

c