What does MaMa Mia mean? Translated = My mother. I am a mother and my brand is about mothers. The generations of mothers and the nourishment and nurturing that is given through food and celebration.
Who named your cookbook, MaMa Mia Cucina? My mother. We call her MaMa Angie.
How do you pronounce Ferich? Fair-itch (kinda funny, but an easy way to remember).
Is Ferich Italian? No. My dad was Croatian. I am half Italian and half Croatian. The Italian cooking influence is from my mother’s side of the family. She claims to be 200% Italian! If you happen to see her – ask her. She will be delighted to tell you!!
Are you a momma? Yes. I am a momma to three adult daughters.
Did you write any other cookbooks? Yes, I wrote another cookbook for my daughters, but decided to keep it personal. Unpublished. I’m currently writing another cookbook to be published.
Where do you live now? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – USA
What would you choose to be your last meal? Olives (because I love them!), a Limoncello martini, a side of angel hair pasta with Noni’s spaghetti sauce and lotsa Romano cheese (reminds me of Sunday with my family), fresh crab & lobster (my absolute favorite!), a garden-fresh tomato slice (reminds me of my grandfather Nuno the gardener), a cob of July summer corn with real butter, and raspberries with homemade vanilla ice cream (I love picking raspberries). Sounds like a lot of food so… we are talking small portions here. 😊
What do you love? My family & friends. Beauty in everything! Nice, kind, genuine people. Babies and puppies. Hugs. Smiles. Writing. Dancing. Traveling. Clean. The beach. Music. Things that sparkle (especially eyes). Reading cookbooks (like novels). Learning. Teaching cooking, of course!
Where was your first television appearance? The 10! Show Philadelphia