My name is Kym Frankovelgia. I am a florist, cabaret singer and most passionately a chef. But the most formative of my traits: I am Italian.
Any good Italian knows there is no 'K' in the Italian alphabet. That little letter arrived in our last name when my family came through Ellis Island and in their attempt to Americanize it, they changed their authenticity. I've spent my life maintaining mine, and I think you should too. From what you put on your feet, to what you eat, it has to feel good and true to you.
Growing up as an Italian-American means my favorite memories are the sense of togetherness that cannot be mentioned or experienced without food. Every memory is attached to a meal. It's about Sunday dinners around a table with your family, the talking hands that dot each conversation, the swear words being exchanged across the table that ALWAYS ends in laughter.
Before Covid, I was performing 500 shows a year for senior communities. I have a powerful love and respect for the music of a bygone era and I revel in making people happy.
But, in an instant I had to rethink my career as all senior communities locked down instantaneously. So, I turned to my passion: food. It is my hope that you cook with me, blast some music that makes you feel good, sing along and swear a little when the bacon grease pops onto your skin. Because cooking should be f**king fun! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
As a visitor here, you are now part of a my community, MY FAMILY. I want you all to become comfortable with me and with my tribe. Ask me questions, send me recipes, tell me about your family and more importantly tell me about the conversations around your dinner table.
Please visit my YouTube page at anytime to view ALL of my recipies then start cooking!
Thank you so much for being part of this community. I look forward to hearing from you and resuming that sense of community that we lost with our social distancing. Let's start together right now to get it back. Email anytime with your questions and comments. Be kind, that is something I must insist upon.
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