Eating with Eric Podcast

Episode 4: Cynthia and Ryan DePersio, Mother and Son Chefs

Cynthia and Ryan DePersio discuss what they learned from and love about each other.

Chef Ryan DePersio, left, his older brother, Anthony, and their mom, pastry chef Cynthia DePersio, at Fascino in Montclair. Photo: Erik Rank
Chef Ryan DePersio, left, his older brother, Anthony, and their mom, pastry chef Cynthia DePersio, at Fascino in Montclair. Photo: Erik Rank

The DePersios, of Fascino in Montclair, on what they learned from and love about each other.

Cynthia, who absorbed cooking from her parents, talks about Ryan’s pre-teen precocity in the kitchen and her own career as a recipe creator. Ryan looks back at his grueling but indispensable apprenticeships with the likes of Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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