My brothers, sisters and I were all born in a “house in Calabria” Italy.
Calabria is a region in Southern Italy that is known for its amazing salumeria’s and fine deli meats, such as soppressata, hard sausage and prosciutto as well as many fresh and hard cheeses.
My father “Papalo”, was a land owner, shepherd and a goat herder. His occupation was making fresh ricotta and mozzarella cheese for most of the village.
In 1973, our parents decided to move to America on a quest to give their children a better life and future. We were all proud and happy to live in America. However, we never gave up on our Italian traditions and culture.