By: Serena Napolitano By: Serena Napolitano | March 9, 2022 | Food & Drink
There's nothing more comforting than taking a bite of food cooked from a beloved family recipe—especially the love that's in Italian-style cooking based on the work of generations.
Meatballs are a classic that can be transformed to hit the mark for every taste bud, and Steve Martorano has a seriously impressive reputation. Known as “meatball guy” around his hometown and the country, Martorano is famous for his Italian-American comfort-style cooking, and for meatballs that will please anyone with just one bite.
"People call me the meatball mogul," he says. "At one point, I was kind of ashamed of that because I felt we did a lot of things really well, not just meatballs. I'd run into people on the street, and if they recognized me, they'd say, "You're that meatball guy." Over the years, It's something that I've embraced, and today I actually love it. I realized that you shouldn't run from who you are."
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He's appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Today show numerous times, and he sells his famous meatballs at restaurants in Atlantic City, N.J.; Pittsburgh, PA.; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Now you can celebrate the love of meatballs with Martorano’s family-tested recipe that comes from the heart and uese high-quality ingredients.
“Most of what I learned, I got from my mother, Gram and other members of my family," Martorano says. "Basically, I cook what they cooked. The only difference is that today I use the best ingredients I can find … Great meals just become better with top-notch ingredients."
The recipe makes 18 meatballs and is perfect for your next family dinner. Bring classic Italian comfort food right to your kitchen!
Visit Cafe Martorano in Ft. Lauderdale to taste the meatball guy's home-cooked greatness for yourself, and online to learn more.
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