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Schooled by Their Mothers, These Men Carry On Family Recipes

“If my dad had known how to make asado (Argentine barbecue), I’m sure he would have taught me,” recalls Silvio La Frossia.  But it was La Frossia’s mother who showed him how to grill meats in the traditional way.  For Gary DiDona, learning how to make mom’s Sunday pasta sauce, or “gravy” as it was called in his household, was a process of observing her over many years and then trying to replicated it on his own.

Both La Frossia and DiDona are hosts for About Men Radio.  Listen as they share their culinary memories in stories produced with our friends at Cowbird.

DiDona’s story is called Mom Was Taking Care of Everything.

Grilling Gaucho Style is the title of La Frossia’s story.

View more in this series Men, Their Mothers, and Food

Fi2W is supported by the David and Katherine Moore Family Foundation, the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation.

AboutJocelyn Gonzales
Jocelyn Gonzales, Technical Director and Senior Producer, is a freelance radio producer in New York City. Her work has been featured on WNYC News, Studio 360, Soundcheck, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, Radiolab, Musicians Radio, Ear Studio, the Bowery Poetry Club, Minnesota Public Radio, Strange Music and Re:Sound. She was part of the team that created Studio 360, and she was the producer for DishNow Hear This! and The Conversation on WNYC. Jocelyn is a full-time faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the sound design department, and was the principal advisor to the campus radio station, WNYU AM/FM, for several years. She is also a podcast producer at The New York Times.