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Catheri n e Amoriggi cooking with cath .co m
rowing up in the kitchen, Catherine Amoriggi rolled meatballs with her grandparents and watched cooking shows with her dad. When she was just 14, she hosted, cooked, baked and raised over $3,000 for an event for an event for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and she’s catered several other charity fundraisers in her community. Now, at 16, Catherine is keeping her Italian heritage alive both in the kitchen and on her blog, Cooking with Cath where she includes a variety of dishes like homemade stracciatella mascarpone gelato, lemon-cucumber pickles and rack of lamb with beer polenta.
bread or breading chicken cutlets for frying. On Sundays or holidays I would cook with my dad. I was his “sous chef” and we would make dishes such as homemade pasta together. What is your favorite Italian dish?
Probably any well-prepared pasta, one of my favorites is the garganelli with rabbit and olives at Maialino in New York City. At home I like Bucatini all’Amatriciana.
How did you decide to start a food blog?
Starting my blog was really important to me because I am young and truly believe that since children are the future we have to be passionate about food so What is your earliest food memory? food can have a future too! It is my misFor as long as I can remember, a wonderful family who values the importance sion to make sure that food, family and traditions transcend generations. of food has surrounded me. On weekdays I would cook with my mom, mash- What would be your dream job? My dream job would be one where ing bananas for homemade banana
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