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My grandmother's ravioli


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My grandmother's ravioli

Phaedrus | Nov 4, 2012 06:16 AM

I was dubious about the show since Mo Rocca can get a little grating, trying too hard to be funny. Well, this show, they showed three episodes straight, was a pleasantly sweet and surprising. The premise is that Mo would go to the home of someone's grandparent and prepare a feaast for friends and family. This feast would center around the recipes of the grandparents, ones that are ostensibly handed down through the generations.

The recipes were great but to me they were the secondary thing, the primary interest was the stories that these grandparents had as their background. Sometimes sweet and sometimes hard, the stories were almost always interesting. I found myself drawn into the show. Mo Rocca, who to me can get gratingly ironic, held off or chose to get ironic at the right moments. He was mature enough to get out of the way when he needed to and popped some zingers, gentle ones, whenever he felt like it was needed.

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