I discovered OrsaraRecipes while writing an article about learning to cook for Youth Time Magazine. Browsing through various channels, I discovered adorable elderly people, apparently a popular trend. I was immediately drawn to Pasquale Sciarappa, an 81 year old Italian grandfather. Not only is he a great cook but he also has natural charisma and great energy that makes him a joy to watch.
I’m not the only one who fell in love with him at first sight. His YouTube channel has 304,000 subscribers. The video above has over 600,000 views. I could make a video of myself flying into space and make a video of myself trying to drink wine out of a wine glass. Yet this simple cooking video would still be better.
Full disclosure, I don’t cook. One time when I was boiling eggs, I forgot about them and went to a different room until I saw smoke coming in under the door. Not only did the apartment stink for a month, I had managed to destroy the pan, set the egg on fire and melt all the plastic off a tea kettle. But this guy makes me want to risk another disaster!
You can follow Pasquale on Facebook and check out his website too. If his recipes and videos aren’t exciting enough, he also sells merch! I definitely want to buy my husband a t-shirt, myself an apron and I can’t wait to see the recipe calendar!
He occasionally does videos related to charity and of course he had to have his say on the toilet paper crisis. It comes with a disclaimer to protect your plumbing! I just had to share Pasquale and his videos with you guys because I find them inspiring and heartwarming. If I ever become a cook, he deserve most of the credit!
I wish I could enjoy a glass of wine with this man! I may need to move to New Jersey to try and run into him on the streets.