Cynthia Goch

Cynthia Goch, author of Mama Mia Cucina – A Flavor of Good Food and Good Family, makes food fun, delicious and simple.  Her inspiration was a lineage of cooking teachers, old world recipes, family favorites and celebrations.

Learning to cook as a small child in the kitchens of her mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and her aunts, Cynthia believes that food is more than nourishment to the body, but also nourishes the soul. Food is a connection to family, friends, and the celebration of life!  Savor old world Italian favorites and learn how to bring warmth, togetherness and celebration to your table.  

Teaching experience includes classes at Sur la Table, Celebrity Kitchens in Wilmington Delaware, The Dilworthtown Inn, Faunbrook Bed & Breakfast, Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium, “A Passport to Wellness”- Downingtown Area School District, LaCucina at the Market – Reading Terminal, Philadelphia, Franklin Commons in Phoenixville, and coming this Spring to DiBruno Bros., Main Line Night School, and Bucks County Community College.  Cynthia will also bring an interactive dinner party or cooking demonstration to your home or place of business. Contact Cynthia for your next event, as she inspires and delights audiences sharing her own personal stories.

Cynthia and her family live in Chester County.  She is a contributor to Christina Pirello of The Emmy Award Winning PBS Television Series “Christina Cooks”, writes the ‘Foodie News’ for the Northern and Southern editions of The Women’s Journal Chester County, and writes her own blog at: She holds a BA degree from Immaculata University, a certificate from Temple University in Meeting Planning, and is certified in food safety and handling.

“Celebrate Life ~ Bring your friends and family to the table…!”


Food IS Power

I was traveling this past week, and met up with a long-time friend.   Her work and dedication is in the medical profession, committed to improving and saving the lives of many.  As we caught up on the happenings of our lives and we were about to part, she gave me the news. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, about to undergo accelerated treatments, and recovering from surgery.  Those words are life-changing.  The record begins to play in our minds and we ask ourselves, ‘Where and how do we begin to face the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges?  Read more

Intense Study Class - by Cynthia Goch

When I am in the presence of a great teacher, she has my full, undivided attention!  

I had the great pleasure of spending a weekend with my friend and mentor, Christina Pirello of the Emmy-Award Winning PBS Series, Christina Cooks, at the Restaurant School of Philadelphia during her ‘Intense Study Program’.  Read more

A Pearfect Time of Year - by Cynthia Goch

This time of year, the apple gets a lot of attention.  But what about the pear?  The harvest season is one of apples…and…pears.  Read more

Nourishing Children's Minds and Bodies - by Cynthia Goch

Can you feel it…the anticipation, new friends, the smell of the hallways and cafeteria, new classrooms, new schools, the chill in the air, the sound of the school buses and alarm clocks, and the hurriedness of schedules?  Parents ‘Back-to-School Night’.  Do you have a school day memory?  Read more

Summer Sizzles - by Cynthia Goch

As we move into July and August it’s time to celebrate summer.  Summertime translates into our desire to become lighter, happier and healthier as we slow it down a bit and take in the fresh air, sunshine, and the refreshment of a summer shower.  We spend more time connecting with one another in the outdoors and traveling and visiting family and friends or simply refreshing in the warmth of the sun.  Read more


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