"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
Describe your mother in her best dress and your father in his working clothes.
My mother was very self-conscious. She made most of her dresses with long sleeves or three quarter length. She played the organ at church. She never wore short sleeves in public. My daddy worked in the coal mines for a while. When they moved back to Tennessee he began to do carpenter work and built houses.
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