Just in Time for the Holidays: The Fountains at RiverVue Residents Publish Italian Cookbook for a Good Cause

By Jim Nelson | December 8, 2023

The Fountains at RiverVue resident Maria Aulicino signing a copy of Nonna’s Secret Recipes, a cookbook she helped create with Italian recipes passed down over generations.

Mouth-watering pasta dishes, just the way grandma makes it, just the way you’ll find them in trattorias throughout Italy, and just in time for the holidays: This is what you’ll find in a tasty new cookbook curated, collected, and published by residents of The Fountains at RiverVue, a Watermark Retirement Community in the Westchester County village of Tuckahoe, New York.

Nonna’s Secret Recipes, a new cookbook featuring family recipes — perfected over generations — from Italian-American seniors at The Fountains at RiverVue, is on sale now, and in the spirit of the holidays, the cause is a good one.

Resident Helen Criscione

“This is an ideal gift for anyone to give, especially to the chefs in your friend group or family,” said Reghan Giannelli, community life director at The Fountains at RiverVue. “In addition to sharing traditions, purchasing this cookbook also shares a bit of goodwill as all proceeds go to our Watermark for Kids nonprofit.”

Watermark for Kids supports and empowers underserved kids to express their character, leadership, creativity, compassion, and spirit — to express their true selves and thrive.

Nonna’s Secret Recipes features many classic Italian dishes — chicken marsala, eggplant rollatini, veal parmesan — plus a host of other resident favorites that may introduce you and your family to something new.

To purchase Nonna’s Secret Recipes and help some kids in the process, contact Reghan Giannelli at RGiannelli@watermarkcommunities.com. Hard cover and soft cover copies are available.



Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson is the Editor at Senior Living News, an online trade publication featuring curated news and exclusive feature stories on changes, trends, and thought leaders in the senior living industry. He has been a writer and editor for 30+ years, including several years as an editor and managing editor. Jim covers the senior living sector for SeniorLivingNews.com, distributes its e-newsletter, and moderates panel discussions for the company’s HEALTHTAC events.

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