Dan Pelosi’s signature tagline “I stay right here now” couldn’t be extra becoming for his new gig. Dan—aka GrossyPelosi—is becoming a member of Food52 as a Resident and video host of his new sequence, “The Secret Sauce.” You could know Dan for his well-known vodka sauce (recognized lovingly by GrossyPelosi followers as ‘The Sawce’, his skilled style and eye for design (see his curated Grossery Checklist), or from his pleasant and scrumptious Instagram presence @GrossyPelosi. Now, he’s touring throughout the Tri-State space to go to Food52 neighborhood members to share their most beloved recipes and cook dinner collectively.
Dan’s love of meals began in his household kitchen, cooking together with his Italian- and Portuguese-American dad and mom, grandparents, and great-grandparents (his 100-year-old grandpa Bimpy’s recipe for Giambotta is one in every of our favorites). Whereas finding out overseas in Italy, throughout school on the Rhode Island College of Design, Dan rekindled his love for cooking and sharing his appreciation for meals with others. Quick ahead 12 years and Dan is a full-time content material creator, recipe developer, and author, forging a brand new neighborhood by way of meals and social media.
In “The Secret Sauce’s” sequence premiere, Dan visits Suzanne, a longtime member of the Food52 neighborhood, meals blogger, and avid dwelling cook dinner who channels her Italian-American heritage into her dwelling cooking. Suzanne teaches Dan to make her recipe for Meatloaf, Plain and Easy, which gained Food52’s recipe contest again in 2011. The 2 are definitely kindred spirits: “I grew up in a kitchen of Italian girls telling me what to do, so that is really my consolation zone,” says Dan as he and Suzanne chop greens at her kitchen desk. “I did, too,” agrees Suzanne.
The recipe comes from Suzanne’s mom, and was a staple on her childhood desk. Her basic meatloaf comes along with a mixture of each uncooked and cooked greens, floor pork and beef, and breadcrumbs. However, one of the best half about making this meatloaf are the sandwiches the subsequent day. Suzanne slathers her meatloaf in ketchup which caramelizes within the oven and locks in moisture, making it the best contender for leftovers. Professional tip: Again in elementary college, Suzanne, a self-proclaimed “stickler for crisp lettuce,” would instruct her mom to pack the lettuce for her meatloaf sandwiches in a moist paper towel on the facet so she might freshly assemble the sandwich at lunch!
After they’re performed cooking, Dan joins Suzanne and her lovable pug Jenna Rose for a stroll, throughout which they inform tales about treasured cooking utensils, and bond over their shared experiences rising up in Italian-American houses the place meals and cooking was a present of affection.
We will’t wait to see what Dan exhibits us subsequent.
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