As he grew he helped as much as he was allowed, storing the “chef” knowledge he accumulated to use after moving to America. He searched for restaurants serving the authentic Italian food he remembered but had difficulty finding places matching his memories and standards. He began cooking for himself and serving the results to friends who were beyond impressed with the simple, authentic meals he prepared for them.
This success inspired Francesco to start his Coco de Mama blog – Mama’s recipes imported from Italy. Visitors to www.cocodemama.com will find mouth-watering photos of authentic Italian dishes accompanied by Francesco’s entertaining stories about what he decided to cook that day. There are complete, easy-to-follow printed recipes, preparation instructions and a photo of how the finished dish should look.
There is a Video Recipe section which clearly illustrates key steps in the recipe preparation. The videos on Coco de Mama are a step above those seen in many cooking demonstrations, which often show more of the cook than the food being prepared. The shots are all close-ups focusing on the ingredients, and is a true “how to” guide to prepare the recipes.
By overwhelming demand, Francesco has expanded the blog by introducing prepared food in the “Homemade to Order (http://cocodemama.com/
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