Enoteca Maria, in Staten Island, New York, is home to grandma's kitchen. This restaurant has two kitchens; one for an Italian grandmother, and the other for a nonna from a different country. Each nonna prepares an appetizer, entrée and dessert based on traditional dishes from their hometown.
Owner Joe Scaravella introduces the new nonnas on social media. This grandmother is from Palestine. She cooked for Enoteca Maria back in December.
Nonnas in training continues with,— Enoteca Maria (@enotecamaria) July 20, 2017
Nonna (Bubbie) Tante Judy,
instructing her student, Cheiron ...
in the fine... https://t.co/zFD0v5nsWp
The restaurant started a program called "Nonnas in training" in which women work alongside the grandmothers and learn traditional international recipes from different countries.
Customers wait until 3 p.m. for the international grandmothers to debut their menu for the evening. Each nonna's bio and schedule is on Enoteca Maria's website.
This 101-year-old grandma remembers when women couldn’t vote. Mary Sue Wilson turned 101 years old and then voted early a few days later. She's the oldest voter in Mitchell County and maybe even western North Carolina.