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Food Fights With the Calamari Sisters

​Missing Mama's cooking already, now that the holiday season has officially come to an end? Check out Cooking With the Calamari Sisters, an interactive performance taking place this Thursday through Sunday (January 6 through 9) at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Amaturo Theater (201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale). It may make you feel right at home.

As the story goes, these ladies discover that their cooking show is about to get chopped from the lineup at the public access cable station, so they drown their woes by singing Italian favorites like "That's Amore," "Come On-A My House," and "Mambo Italiano" while cooking and throwing food around. Typical siblings, if you ask us. 

We stopped Delphine Calamari (left) in the process of layering lasagna to ask her thoughts on a few topics:

New Times: What is the best food item to have in your arsenal during a food fight and why? 

Delphine Calamari: Well, we never encourage food fights, but if that annoying Uncle Tony of yours won't shut up while you're trying to concentrate on stuffing cannolis, my personal standby would be the cucchiaio [wooden spoon], not unlike the wooden rulers the nuns in our Catholic school growing up would use. And the splinters come out in a week or two tops!

What's the secret to making the best Italian meal?

Love and companionship! The fondest memories my sister and I have come from everyone gathered around the kitchen, cooking together! What better way to infuse your Italian meal with the tastiest flavor than to open a bottle of vino, tell some family stories, and enjoy the company around you while you cook?

To become part of the family, just buy a ticket for $25 or $35. Call 954-462-0222 or click here for more scoopage. And save us some leftovers, would ya?

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Riki Altman

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