A feel for the real thing!

For authentic Italian fare, nobody does it better than Pearland's Mama Jordana!

By ALISON COOK
Copyright 2004 Houston Chronicle

There are things culinary schools just can't teach.

For illustrative purposes, consider the formidable "mama" Jordana Tovich, the self-taught chef at Santa Barbara Italian Cafe in Pearland.

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Mama Jordana Tovich demonstrates her considerable