Rosie's recipes live on....
Mrs. Rosella Castille
Rosella Castille was the mother of 16 children. Imagine dinnertime, everyday, since she never turned anyone away from her dinner table. It must have felt like feeding an army, but she loved it. And to top it off, she made sure that her children knew how to cook. Little did she know then that one of her sons, Lawerence, would keep her memory alive by opening Rosie's Soul Food.
Lawrence Castille has done his mother proud with this superb extension of her love. His customers get to enjoy his mother's recipes that are prepared with the same love that she instilled in her children. Each entree, each succulent piece of meat is prepared in the traditional southern style that is synonomous with the term "soul food".
To answer the question, how did all of this get started? The answer is quite simple, really. It started with one loving mother who wanted to make sure that her children (and all of their friends) experienced good home cooking. Mothers back in the day knew how to take a little and turn it into a whole lot. They had to learn to take the cheapest cuts of meat and make them taste like the choicest pieces of steak. They had to take a little and make it stretch like magic.
Yes, Rosella Castille would be proud.
How it all got started...
"Delicious food! Kind people as well, I got pigs feet, and rice with oxtail gravy, with a side of collard greens, yams and cornbread! Absolutely delicious! My husband got meatloaf and rice with a side of macaroni and cheese, and beans with cornbread! We both had to go plates because they give you a very generous amount! My second time going and I'll be back for sure!"