About Mangia Shut Up

"Mangia shut up" is a little saying in my family - it means "shut up and eat."

You see, we're Italian. And eating is everything. It's love, it's happiness, it's time spent together. And so, as a little girl who wouldn't eat her pasta because she was too busy talking and laughing, I heard my Nonna (grandma) tell me "Mangia shut up!" on a daily basis. 

It stuck. 

Now, I love my pasta, and while I still talk and laugh through most of my meals, I've got a pretty good balance going - thanks to Nonna. 

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