Friday, February 25, 2011

"Braciole" : A Brooklyn Filmmaker's Loving Tribute To His Nonna

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You will love "Braciole," a wonderful little video by Brooklyn filmmaker Mark Hayes. It is a tribute to his funny, feisty, young-at-heart Sicilian grandmother Marie DeSantis, who talks about family history and her Staten Island childhood while preparing Braciole, a traditional Sicilian recipe, in her cozy little kitchen.
It is just lovely. Thanks for sharing it, Mark. And please pass my greetings along to Nonna Marie.
Nonna, would you please share more recipes?

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im crying. LOVE HER. God Bless America..via Italai. :)

Katia said...

I know! Isn't she a character? Love her remark about polenta.

Michael Brown said...

I've been gathering video of my grandmother for years, with the hope of doing something like this.

Katia said...

Hey, Mike, I have the same problem. I videotaped my German Grandmother about 23 years ago, as she talked about her youth and her marriage. But honestly, I don't even know on what tape I have it. One day....

Concetta said...

Love (& miss) the accent! One gets tired of the nasaltones sometimes--keep up the good work Katia.

Anonymous said...

How moving. Thank you for posting it. NB

Mrs Shoutfire said...

I've been watching a similar grandma/grandson video collaboration on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DepressionCooking
I love all these stories and recipes. I have a lot of my own family's oldtime recipes and I use them often, but alas, no video.