Mangia! Mangia! is born from the urgency to record our migrant Italian family’s unwritten recipes and food traditions before our food-wise elders pass away. To ignore this responsibility is to actively contribute to the death of a rich food culture which is distinct from the mother country's and possesses its own energy and identity. God forbid a world without homemade salami, tomato passata and preserves, and to die for pasta sauces! So it's Mangia! Mangia! to the cultural rescue.