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Jul 9, 2011 09:52 AM

Does anyone remember the two Italian-American brothers from Louisiana?

I have been searching every which way to find out what happened to these guys- they were funny, jolly types who had a cooking show, probably during the '90s. I am not sure, but I would guess that they were on PBS. I am pretty sure they were from Louisiana, definitely Southern. Can anyone tell me the name of the show/brothers? Thanks!

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  1. They are Damion Mandola and nephew Johnny Carrabba, the same Carrabba of the Carrabba's chain. The show was Cucina Amore on PBS. Both are restauranteurs in Houston, where Carrabba's was founded. The family still owns two stores in Houston, with the locals giving mostly positive reviews. The family has Louisiana and Southeast Texas roots.

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    1. Why did West175 feel the need to reuse the show title? I thought Nick Stellino's show had the same name and I was right:

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      1. re: pdxgastro

        It's been done before.. Food Network has had several How To Boil Water shows with different hosts.