Matilda Cuomo, the mother of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Cuomo, can’t imagine that her son actually likes the crappy lasagna his longtime girlfriend, TV cook Sandra Lee, makes for him. Lee prepares the dish with cottage cheese and canned tomato soup, which makes Mother Cuomo want to vomit, though it’s supposedly Cuomo’s favorite meal.
“I don’t know that that’s true. You know, maybe she puts cottage cheese because he doesn’t want to put on weight. He’s watching his diet. But that’s not the way you make lasagna.”
Cuomo is expected to use his authority as attorney general to issue a gag order for his mom later today.
Update: Cuomo was, understandably, excessively diplomatic when responding to his mom’s comments in a radio interview this morning: “Sandy’s cooking is very good cooking,” he said. “My mother’s cooking is very good cooking. As an independent Democrat, I eat everybody’s lasagna. I eat conservatives’ lasagna. I eat liberal lasagna.” [Daily Politics/NYDN]