Holy Chow by Joanne Giovanna Trimpe

A cookbook for you and your family, featuring Italian, Latin-American and American recipes.

Some people cook just because they need something to eat. Some people cook because it is a way of making a living. Joanne cooks because she loves to cook. She loves to create new dishes or add a new touch to an old dish.

Joanne’s cooking has spanned three continents. She was born and learned to cook in Venezuela where, as a teenager, she prepared the evening meal for her working parents. She learned to love Italian foods when she spent two years in Italy with her grandparents, and, since marrying, she has lived in Cincinnati where she cooked for her husband Mike, and three sons, Anthony, Sean and Alex. Now that her sons are grown, Joanne cooks for anyone who needs her services. She caters for crowds at receptions and benefits and for private parties.

She was recommended when the cathedral rectory needed a cook. She was an immediate hit with the four priests in residence here and now, almost three years later, they wonder what they would do without her.

Whether it is just the evening meal for two, or a dinner for 20 or more with the archbishop, Joanne takes great delight in preparing and serving the dinner and it is always a delicious and beautifully prepared meal. The humming of tunes that always emanate along with the wonderful aroma from the kitchen is just one indication that she enjoys her work.

Holy Chow by Joanne Giovanna Trimpe