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A Family Connects While Cooking – and Not Only… (Mar 2, 2013)

Date: March 6, 2013 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

A family cooks together

An early-March Lantana, Texas brought together an entire family, everyone connecting in a “culinary” way this time as they prepared our feast. Linda and John, happy to reunite with you about three years after our lunch together in our Assisi farmhouse – and over food once again. Such a pleasure to cook with all your family and thanks so much for including an old friend of mine, Jon: we’d studied together in Rome, junior-year abroad, 1968 – ’69. Logicamente, neither of us could have imagined that we’d be celebrating Italy and Italian flavors over forty-five years later in a Texas kitchen. Che bello!

The welcoming warmth of Linda and John and hosting couple, their son Matt and his wife Katie, is relayed in Katie’s note to me:

Thank you so much for teaching us to make this amazing meal – so wonderful. We really enjoyed having you in our home and will remember this evening forever!” Katie and Matt M

…and I had not even realized that our cooking event celebrated Linda’s birthday ..until Mari wrote me this note:

So much fun and wish I could run a kitchen like you! The food was delish and I can now modify my QB (note- “quanto basta” or ” as needed”) standards. Thank you for making my mom’s birthday celebration so special” Mori R
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..and here are a few more comments:

“I am so thrilled that I was …part of Linda’s birthday celebration. The food was marvelous beyond words and so was the experience of being in the kitchen with wonderful friends…You are a delightful lady and I loved all the information you shared with us about Italy and your family.” Tamara C

What an enjoyable and morale evening! I will remember the smells, the taste, the laughter, the friendship: a rare break from the mundane! You are such an entertaining and knowledgeable host..”

“Fabulous! We have really , really enjoyed meeting you and learning how to prepare these wonderful dishes. We look forward to seeing you again and loving your wonderful food!” Lee Ann S

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