Since 1896. Bringing the extraordinary home. Special made artisan bronze cuts. All natural. Premium quality. For recipes, comments and information visit our website www.raos.com or call 1-800-HOMEMADE. Cooking Time: 10/12 minutes. The Beginning: Rao's Homemade was created in order to share the wonderful flavors, aromas and recipes of the legendary restaurant, Rao's located in East Harlem, New York which was founded in 1896 by Charles Rao. Over the years, what began as a neighborhood bar became on of the most sought-after restaurants in Manhattan.