'Mob Wives' Big Ang Offers Up Her Perfect Dinner Meal

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This post originally appeared at Food & WineAnyone who watches VH1’s hit reality series Mob Wives knows that the larger-than-life Big Ang, a.k.a. Angela Raiola, is the breakout star of the show and has a soft spot for handsome mafia men.

“I like [going out with] the wise guys because they know how to treat women. They bought me nice houses, gorgeous furs, diamonds…,” Big Ang has said on the show.

The mutual attraction isn’t just material or physical. When she’s not hanging with the Mob Wives or running her Staten Island bar The Drunken Monkey, Ang cooks Italian American feasts for 10 to 15 people every Sunday.

“Good food is the way to a wise guy’s heart,” she tells F&W. “That’s for sure. I’m the best cook and they love anything I cook.”

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'They'll say 'Make me fried veal cutlets,' or 'Make me chicken cutlets' of 'Make me a nice steak,' whateva. Wise guys usually like stuff like pork chops, pizzaiola, macaroni, linguines and clams, shrimp oreganata, lobster and pork chops with hot peppers. They like a lot of hot things. Like me.'


'I don't do dessert. I buy dessert. Like cannoli and lemon meringue pie.'


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