Updated: Nov 7
We are so excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new Culinary Genes site and NEW BOOK entitled Pasqualina’s Table, Our Italian Family Traditions …The Gluten-Free Way on November 18th!
Culinary Genes LLC was founded to create unique and personalized programs based upon your individual DNA that nourish and transform your mind, body and soul, as well as keeping family recipes and traditions alive.
Pasqualina’s Table, Our Italian Family Traditions …The Gluten Free Way is where you will discover how to prepare tantalizing recipes that are largely the result of memories, emotions and instinct, borne of the love and desire to preserve cherished traditions. Pasqualina gives clear and concise steps to create authentic gluten-free versions of these time-honored dishes and provides the reader with the tools to successfully stock a gluten-free kitchen.
To get a sneak peek of the book, it is currently available on Amazon:
The book launch is dedicated to my brother Carmine Raspaolo who is the designer, photographer, and illustrator of the book. He also formatted the entire book! November 18th is his Birthday!
I'd also like to dedicate the book launch to Janine Mogar, a very special friend who will be a Board Director for our 'Soon To Be Launched" nonprofit organization entitled, Instill H.O.P.E. November 18th is also her Birthday!
We are also very excited to announce the formation of Instill H.O.P.E., a nonprofit organization created to help children in the United States: children that lack food and are malnourished, live in poverty and are homeless, and those that have chronic illnesses. H.O.P.E stands for: Hope, Oneness - because together we will Persevere leading to Empowerment. Stay tuned for the upcoming launch!
A Special Shout Out!
A special shout out to the following amazing individuals who have been so incredibly supportive, inspiring, and motivating throughout this journey:
To my cousin Lina Telese-Maron Esq., for her fantastic legal advice and for always being there for me. I can't imagine my life without you. Love you to the moon and back!
To my brilliant and childhood friend Rosanne Cigna, for dedicating many hours looking at my notes, editing and polishing my writing, and for the many laughs during my breakdowns :)
To my dear and sweet friend Marla Kosinski, for her incredible editing and language skills and for taking the time to run a final edit offering extraordinary suggestions and revisions. So talented!
And to my incredibly talented and dear friend, Jeanine Cinelli for checking in on me almost every day and taking the time to go to various stores with me looking for items to prepare a perfect "Pasqualina's Table" and for creating beautiful flower arrangements for the table. Check out her amazing cakes on Instagram at @cakesbyjeanine - you will be amazed!