In February 2019, former soap opera star Rick Hearst was on the podcast “That’s Awesome,” which is hosted by “General Hospital” stars Bradford Anderson (Damian Spinelli) and Steve Burton (ex-Jason Morgan). The conversation largely centered around his restaurant, Nonna’s Family Kitchen. “I started a family business that really helps sell my mother’s cooking and also provides income for her in her retired years. It provides jobs for not just my children [but] an income for my family,” he explained.
He further added, “It also helps my students, actors who are constantly out of work who need, you know, A. to be fed, because that’s of course what we’re all about, and B. to be able to pay their bills.” Hearst’s partner in Nonna’s is his mother, Anna, who was raised in Italy by her Nonna, which is Italian for grandmother. On the restaurant’s website, Anna states her Nonna’s philosophy was that “Food was meant to bring people together to ‘feed’ not only their bodies but FILL their soul. Our family began Nonna’s Family Kitchen with a simple goal in mind. Keep food simple, use quality ingredients, and focus on flavor.”
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