Mom's Shrimp Cocktail for me was the best in taste and presentation. Back in the 1950's she had her own deli called Mac's delicatessen on Lansing St. in Utica, New York. She made part of our home into her business which was very successful. Back in 1956 she had quite a surprise when she found out she was pregnant at 39 and gave up the business to raise me.
I alway felt compelled to give back some of the love she had for the business she traded to give me a wonderful childhood. I will always cherish the time spent with mom in the kitchen. Here is one you will find on page 10 of my book " A Taste of Love dedicated to the one person who gavie it all in love for family and cooking my mom, Margaret Fanelli Colenzo.