Mo Rocca Learns How to Cook

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Satirist and writer Mo Rocca introduces his new series "My Grandmother's Ravioli" in which other people's grandmother's teach him how to cook. Grandmother Ruth Teig, also joins the show to describe how she taught Mr. Rocca to cook traditional jewish foods.


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Comments [16]

jclarkebell from Calgary, Canada

I don't know how successful this show will be. I don't know anyone above the age of 20 who has living grandparents.

Dec. 26 2012 10:10 AM
mrs b from NJ

how can i get grandma ruth's gelfilte fish recipie?

Dec. 20 2012 05:19 PM
Debra Rapoport from NYC

does anyone know what the COOKING CHANNEL is on Time Warner in NYC?????

Dec. 19 2012 08:18 PM
matthew from Los Angeles

Stone soup is the soup where you add a bunch of stuff you have lying around (essentially, though there's a fable behind the name).

Dec. 19 2012 03:43 PM
Opal S. from NYC

The reason Jewish people react to "ham" is because in the early centuries Jews were persecuted because they wouldn't eat ham. There are a few early artwords shwing Jews being beheaded because they wouldn't eat ham and this I believe has come down as part of the Jewish psyche.

Dec. 19 2012 12:02 PM
Dottie Jeffries from Roosevelt Island.

Are today's grandparents or even parents no longer the repository of heirloom cooking?

See "Please, Mom and Dad: Just Have a Taste" in the NY Times today.

Dec. 19 2012 11:58 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Can't believe I'm writing 3 times to this segment, but you want multicultural cooking? I like to make latkes with Peruvian purple potatoes.

Dec. 19 2012 11:56 AM
Howard from Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

Alta Kaker is a old man mindset - stale and in the past

Dec. 19 2012 11:54 AM


Dec. 19 2012 11:51 AM
Amy from Manhattan

Oy! Yes, "kibitz" is Yiddish, but that's not what it means!

Dec. 19 2012 11:51 AM
TScott from Brooklyn

Mixing all the leftovers into one dish we call "Beethoven Stew"

Dec. 19 2012 11:50 AM
Elaine from baltimore

Len - Stone Soup!

Dec. 19 2012 11:50 AM
Jason from Manhattan

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We're gonna do it!

Dec. 19 2012 11:48 AM

I'm relieved this segment will be cut off by the POTUS's speech because this guy is obnoxious.

Dec. 19 2012 11:47 AM
Amy from Manhattan

No! It's not "a takkeh shonde"--it's "takkeh a shonde"!

Dec. 19 2012 11:44 AM
Esteban from Queens

Hey Mo! I'm a fellow half-Colombian-American. Any idea why Colombian food is so bland and heavy on fried and starchy foods? My grandma will freak out if I put the least bit of garlic, spices or even black or bell pepper—never mind chili pepper—in anything ("OH NO! Now no one can eat it!"). Maybe the conquistadores killed all the indigenous cooks in Colombia and imported British ones? Do you have a Colombian episode for your show planned?

Dec. 19 2012 08:46 AM

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