This video is part one of Vice’s Munchies series Bong Appetit
“In our first episode, host Matt Zimbric heads to a secret Californian medical marijuana garden run by Nonna Marijuana, a 91-year-old grandmother who cooks classic Italian with a twist. Using buds grown by her own daughter, Nonna teaches Matt a foolproof method for infusing cannabis into butter, then guides him through preparing Chicken “Pot-cciatore” and gnocchi in ganja butter. Along the way, she explains how and why she recommends medical marijuana to those in need—without ever getting high on her own supply. Matt, on the other hand, may regret going back for seconds.”
Excerpt from the Munchies interview with Nonna that coincides with the video:
Munchies: When did you first become interested in cooking with marijuana?
Aurora Leveroni Aka Nonna Marijuana: I had about 75 years of experience in the kitchen before I ever decided to experiment with what I call “nature’s medicinal leaf.” I only started cooking with medical marijuana five years ago. Now I use marijuana as an ingredient in order to help those who are ill and need it to heal themselves, like my daughter Valerie, who uses medical marijuana to control her grand mal seizures.
Full interview on Munchies can be read here 91-Year-Old Nonna Marijuana Is the Queen of Weed Cuisine