About Me

Hi! My name is Christopher DelGrosso, I am a Engineer, U.S Marine, avid runner, father of a beautiful daughter, and husband to a wonderful wife. We currently live in New England, in the state of Maine, where the lobsters are fresh but the winters are cold.

I have always felt a special connection to food. Being Italian-American, food is an innate part of our culture. We cannot have a celebration, a visit, or even a funeral without food being the center of the occasion. As a child, some of the most special memories I have are spending time in the kitchen with my father. Helping him make the New Years ravioli, or “The Seven Fishes” on Christmas Eve, the Easter Shadone, and waking up to the smells of his spaghetti sauce every sunday morning.

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I have also been blessed to have married into a wonderful Mexican family. My mother-in-law has inspired my cooking to another level. She has taught me the wonderful flavors of Mexico; from the wonderfully simple salsa, to the complex, earthen, dark, delicious Moles. Mexico is an endless palate of flavors just waiting to be tasted!

My mission is to fuse these two food cultures and try to bring them both to you, on ONE PLATE. I call it MexItaliano cuisine! I hope that you can follow me on this journey!

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22 Responses to “About Me”

  1. ediblesubstance December 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi you have a really lovely blog, I want to let you know that I’ve selected you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find out about why I selected you and what you need to do in my link below.

    http://ediblesubstance.wordpress.com/

    Congratulations! 🙂

    • cjdelgrosso December 19, 2011 at 2:34 pm #

      Thank you so much! I am honored to be one of your selections! I will be making the required posts tonight or tomorrow!
      Merry Christmas!

  2. Vered at EatNowTalkLater February 6, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    I love your blog and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! xx http://eatnowtalklater.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  3. Chica Andaluza February 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I love the idea of MexItaliano cuisine – here we´re doing ItalSpanGlish! Mixing cultures and cuisines is the best. Am off to have a look round your lovely blog now.

    • cjdelgrosso February 8, 2012 at 9:57 pm #

      Gracias Chica! Please explore. I totally agree! I really like your blog also!

  4. Pasta Princess February 26, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    Hi 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the comment! You’ve got a great site here and I’m finding recipes I’ve never made before – I love mexican food. I made pork posole for the first time and absolutely loved it. Have a great weekend!

    • cjdelgrosso February 27, 2012 at 12:28 am #

      Thank you very much for returning the visit! I am happy that you like the recipes! I am looking forward to sharing more with you in the future!

  5. Pasta Princess February 26, 2012 at 4:41 pm #

    P.S. Thanks for the follow! 🙂

  6. 2katjaskitchen March 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    You’re recipes look very interesting! I can’t wait to try some of them at home. I just posted a slow-cooker tortilla soup that always brings me back to when I spent a couple months in Oaxaca. If you try it, you’ll have to let me know if it lives up to your families authentic standards 🙂

    • cjdelgrosso March 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      Thank you for stopping by! I hope you comeback often! I love tortilla soup and the food from Oaxaca is, in my opinion, the best food on earth!

  7. Lauren Willis March 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Read about your family. Seems we are from the same roots. My grandfather and great grandfather were Giovanni DelGrosso and my grandmother is Theresa Basilone cousine of John Basilone all from Colle Sannita

    • cjdelgrosso March 29, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

      I think I have spoken with a Theresa Basilone in the not to distant past. Was your maiden name DelGrosso? Where did you grow up? My grandfather had his name changed to John DelGrosso after he came to the states. But his birth record was Giovanni. We most likely are realted somehow!

      • cjdelgrosso March 29, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

        Actually her name was Diane Basilone..

      • Lauren Willis April 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm #

        My maiden name was Moschette but my grandmother is Theresa Basilone and she died a few months ago. My grandfather and great grandfather were Giovanni DelGrosso and changed their names to John when they came here. I live in East Haven ct. My mother is Lillian DelGrosso, she is 72. I’m 48. Somehow our grandfathers are connected. My grandfather John DelGrosso was born in, I believe, 1912. Somewhere around there.

      • Lauren Willis April 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

        I don’t know if you realize theres a ton of DelGrossos that live in New York New Jersey and Ct. Every year we meet in New York for some events. Do you know Joe DelGrosso? He lives in Norwolk, ct.

      • cjdelgrosso April 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm #

        You will have to let me know when the next reunion is, I would love to be invited to attend!

  8. richardmcgary April 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    I really enjoy your blog so I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. More information at http://remcooks.com/2012/04/02/versatile-blogger-award/. Happy Blogging.

    • cjdelgrosso April 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm #

      Thanks so much Richard! I am honored, but I have already recieved this award!

      • richardmcgary April 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

        Well, now you know a lot of people like what you do.

  9. Lauren Willis April 5, 2012 at 7:32 pm #

    Yes I will do that.

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  1. Conchiglie con Carciofi « New Taste Today New Taste Today - October 23, 2012

    […] Contributor: Christopher DelGrosso – An Engineer, U.S Marine, avid runner, father, husband and lover of food who currently lives in New England, in the state of Maine, where the lobsters are fresh but the winters are cold. He writes the blog The DelGrosso Food Blog. […]

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