“Breaking Bread” with Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello
The holiday season is the perfect time to start breaking bread with your neighbors – and Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello’s new cooking show, “Breaking Bread” is the perfect way to get some recipe ideas.
Airing on NET TV (at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays on channel 30 on Cablevision and channel 97 on Time Warner, and on demand for Verizon customers; episodes can also be viewed on netny.tv), “Breaking Bread” is now in its fifth season, with Gigantiello, a professionally trained chef, cracking jokes while practicing his pizza-making skills at Brooklyn’s own Grimaldi’s, sharing his grandma’s best Sunday recipe or showing off his own spin on pancakes.
Each week is also a journey into another neighborhood, culture and restaurant of Brooklyn, from Sheepshead Bay’s Yiasou featuring Greek cuisine on Emmons Avenue to barbecue at the annual Saint Bernard parish feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Recipes include brick-oven style pizza, seafood stew and cold orzo salad.
In Episode 1, which aired on September 10, Gigantiello highlighted Coney Island, by taking to the kitchen at Grimaldi’s. In addition, he treated the children of St. Bernard and Mary Queen of Heaven to a day of fun during “Altar Servers’ Appreciation Day,” when he is in the kitchen with Youth Minister Kenny Wodzanowski.