Grandma’s Cooking

Isn’t she just the cutest thing? And this is just one of several short films made by her grandson, a filmmaker who wanted to preserve his memories of her.

Grandma is 93-year-old Clara Cannucciari; her 30-year-old grandson Chris is the filmmaker. When Chris posted his films to YouTube, neither of them had any idea that a turbulent economy would make their series on Depression-era cooking a smash hit on the Internet.

Clara has had an interesting life, as this article describes. Watching her in the kitchen brings back my own “grandma memories”….maybe it will do the same for you  :)

Here’s the link for the entire series of films, so you don’t miss out on any. Enjoy!

6 thoughts on “Grandma’s Cooking

  1. I want to adopt Grandma Clara! She seems awesome. (She didn’t put the cooked meat back into the oil where she had put her raw meat, did she?)

  2. Actually, Iva, I think she did. I commented to my husband about it, wondering if we modern-day cooks are just overly cautious. After all, Clara has made it to 93 eating her own cooking….

  3. Barbaralee, I think they are going to add more.

    Kristy, I keep bringing you back to Algoma, don’t I? LOL My memories of my grandma’s cooking take me back to the south side of Chicago. Sure miss those days.

  4. My grandmother never talked about the depression. I saw evidence of her living through it though. Bunions from shoes too small, a cellar full of food, and a storage room packed to the ceiling with stuff she saved.

    I love how this lady shares her fond memories. Such a good reminder that more isn’t always better.

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