Some red sauce to go with the White House, madam?
First lady-elect Jill Biden has a standing offer from her distant Italian cousin to visit her ancestral home for an old-school feast of meatballs, lasagna, and fresh cannoli.
“Jill, I’m here, my house is open for you, as is the entire village of Gesso,” Caterina Giacoppo told Forbes in a message for her eighth-cousin. “Please do come visit us next time you travel to Italy.”
Biden’s grandfather, Domenico Giacoppo, was just a 2-year-old in 1900 when his family left the picturesque Sicilian village of Gesso — population 500 — for a better life in America, the report said, citing a carefully-curated trove of genealogical and immigration documents.
The family name was Americanized at Ellis Island to Jacobs — the first lady-elect’s maiden name — and the immigrants settled in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Fast-forward more than a century, and Gesso is celebrating the Bidens’ White House win as though it