YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – We are continuing to introduce to you our latest 33 WYTV News co-anchor Aaron Deane. Throughout the week, he has been traveling all over, sharing the issues he finds interesting in our Valley.
Friday, he was in the Mahoning Valley exactly where he explored his enjoy for Italian meals and society as a result of his southern roots. Aaron stated he learned that Italian society shares a good deal of the same traits that he discovered in his childhood in Southwest Virginia.
“Love, food, togetherness. That is what we do listed here in the Valley,” explained Frank Occhibove of Jimmy’s Italian Specialities.
He joined Occhibove at Jimmy’s to investigate what helps make Italian foods stand out.
“Well, I feel garlic is a huge standout for Italian food. It’s like when you assume you’ve set too a great deal, you add a minor bit far more just in situation,” Occhibove explained.
He also shared the big difference amongst what greens are for the two cutures. Aaron thinks of collards, kale, mustard or even turnup greens. But for Italians, which is not the circumstance.
“Italian Greens are ordinarily manufactured of escarole. They are pan close friend with garlic and with mild seasoning and of program, olive oil. It’s the most very simple components that I consider make all Italian foodstuff and society what it is… the simplicity of everyday living,” Occhibove mentioned.
Escalating up, many of Aaron’s favorite recollections surrounded foodstuff, no matter if it was creating pound cakes with his grandma or supporting his mother make sweet potato pies on Thanksgiving. Occhibove shares identical reminiscences.
“As a little one, I don’t forget generally obtaining that Sunday meal. Which is the day no matter what exactly where everybody will get alongside one another and just eats and enjoys. All the recollections I have are all-around a kitchen area desk,” Occhibove stated.
Occhibove and Aaron are each very pleased of their cultures. What they have in frequent, they rejoice and what they really do not, they acquire the time to master from a single one more.
“Like you reported, it’s incredibly a lot like the South. It is all about foods and togetherness, appreciate, close friends, spouse and children. So I feel you bought it… it’s just with a very little added aptitude to it,” Occhibove explained.
On a exciting note, Occhibove needs everyone to know that pastrami is not Italian, it is American and if you’re searching for some thing that is authentically Italian — which is not it.