Holy Ravioli: Fire Chief's Mother-In-Law Shines on Cooking Channel Show

Fire Chief Kevin Breen and his wife, Leslie, will be part of the action, too.

Left, Doris Spacer and Leslie Breen. Courtesy of Kevin Breen.
Left, Doris Spacer and Leslie Breen. Courtesy of Kevin Breen.

Tune into Mo Rocca's Cooking Channel show My Grandmother's Ravioli and you'll see a funny lady who can cook, Doris Spacer, the Swampscott fire chief's mother-in-law.

You'll also see Fire Chief Kevin Breen, his wife, Leslie, Leslie's brothers and grandchildren gathered around the dinner table at Doris's home in Peabody.

For dinner, Doris cooks Portugese pork loin, Portugese donuts, known as filos, and Portugese green beans with linguica.

Doris, who turned 89 on Sept. 26, still lives in the Peabody home where she raised her kids.

Her kitchen is a place of aromatic smells. Of garlic and onions and parsley.

Her home is a place for humor, her quick wit with an underlying message that you shouldn't take yourself too seriously.

One day when Leslie Breen was a child she asked her mother: 

"Am I fat?"

"No," Doris said, "you're short."

The show will also be set at the Danvers Senior Center, where Doris dances three times a week.

Watch it and you'll see an extraordinary who woman raised three kids by herself, a mother and a cook.

When:  Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 8 pm

Where:  The Cooking Channel, Mo Rocca's show

"My Grandmother's Ravioli"

(For Comcast,  Lynn area channel 239, check your local cable network for the Cooking Channel station number where you live.)

You will be laughing at the end of the show.



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