After Cynthia Ferich wrote and self-published MaMa Mia Cucina in November 2007, Revised Edition, 2011, ‘Cynthia Cooks’, evolved into being an entity surrounding food, family, and friends. In an effort to capture her family’s old world Italian recipes for her future generations to enjoy, she and her grandmother, ‘Noni’, joined forces. “She measured, I wrote and we cooked”.
During Noni’s 80+ years young, she traveled in memory through her life, as they shared in stories of a lifetime and long ago. As they shared this final chapter together, what Cynthia discovered through all of the measuring, cooking, sharing in the love of a family and in the love of a friendship, was the passion for cooking and a love that nourishes us all… It’s all about the FOOD!
MaMa Mia Cucina is a story of times remembered ~ fond times. It is a story of food associations in the celebrations of life. It is a story of gratitude, as well as appreciation. It is a story of a family ~ Cynthia’s family… In connecting with others through food, the circles of love and friendship continue to flourish. It was through the publication of MaMa Mia Cucina that cooking classes and speaking engagements evolved. It was here that Cynthia discovered her passion in those eager to learn and credits her grandmother for sharing her gifts and passing them along to her.
“Celebrate Life ~ bring your friends and family to the table!” I wish you love ~ I wish you friendship ~ I wish you blessings.