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By Jolene Thym
Bay Area News Group
March 22, 2011
"My Nonni's Italian Meat Ravioli: Traditionalists who want true Italian-style meat ravioli won't find a better meat-and-greens version than this, which includes veal, beef, pork and Swiss chard. These rich, meaty ravioli are made with all natural and mostly local ingredients, plus Parmigiano-Reggiano. Find them in the freezer section at specialty markets. A 12-ounce pack of frozen ravioli is $6.38."
H H H (out of 4)
June 11, 2009
Perfect fallback for an “I don’t want to cook” meal
San Francisco Examiner April 4, 2008
Lynne Rosaia: My Nonni's is all about family
SAN FRANCISCO - Lynne Rosaia says her Italian frozen food company is all about family.
The dishes that Rosaia distributes through My Nonni’s Italian Foods have come to her through several generations of her family, starting with her great-grandmother, who opened a restaurant across the street from the historic Ferry Building.
“Nonni” is an affectionate Italian term for grandmother. Available in retail stores since 2006, the line’s name was inspired by comments from Italian women at a celebratory dinner for her cousin in Tuscany. According to Rosaia, after tasting her food, those women said it was “just like my nonni’s.”
Hey! These are delicious!
Dinner in seconds
OK, make that about 15 minutes. Either way, who can resist, especially if the food tastes like you spent all day cooking it?
I couldn't, so I invited Lynne Rosaia to swing by the office with a sample of My Nonni's ravioli and sauce made with her grandma's recipe.
The San Mateo entrepreneur promised I would like it, and she was right. The texture of the ravioli rivals any fresh ravioli I've ever tried. I want to eat her sauce with a spoon.
Rosaia wasn't up for sharing her sauce recipe, but she did say that preserving the often elusive flavor of fresh-made pasta hinges on ingredient selection - she refuses to use meats mixes and other prepped ingredients in her recipes.
Her packer in Fresno makes everything the old fashioned way - in volume.
My Nonni's ravioli are made with a blend of veal, pork and beef. The sauce is made with beef and pork.
To learn more about My Nonni's, go to www.mynonnis.com. My Nonni's ravioli are $5 for a 12-ounce pouch; $4 for a pouch of meat sauce. They can be found at Raley's, Andronico's, and Draeger's stores.
— Jolene Thym (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Watch Lynne make her family polenta lasagna recipe on View From the Bay.