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Delicious Food, Wonderful Conversation and New Friends (Feb 25, 2011)

Date: March 7, 2011 - categories: , - 2 Comments

All eyes on the preparation of our Blood Orange Salad.

All eyes on the preparation of our Blood Orange Salad.

“No words to convey what an incredible evening full of delicious food, wonderful conversation and new friends… I thank you for your energy, spirit and passion. Much gratitude…”, wrote Scottsdale host, Jana, after our February 25th event in her home. Jana, I thank YOU and Cheryl for a most wonderful evening of sharing in the “joy of cooking”.
Cheryl and I had met on the steps of an Assisi cafe’ last spring: how good to cook with Cheryl, her friend Jana and their other friends in the home of Jana and husband Avi in Scottsdale, Arizona! This delightful class included Maureen and her mother Therese who had toured with me in Assisi: once again, creating an Umbrian rural feast together proved to be the perfect way to re-connect. What fun, what laughs! Roberta and Andy explored Umbria with me years ago and dropped in for a quick “ciao”… or so they thought: They had to taste each dish we had prepared and join the company. Dee, participant in the Assisi Elderhostel programs which I directed for years, joined in for the tiramisu, bringing as a gift homemade limoncello.
My only complaint? Jana, next time, let US clean up! (Once a caterer, Jana is a dynamo in the kitchen!).
Cheryl, Jana and Avi, mille, mille grazie!
“Maureen and I enjoyed our time with you in Assisi and we really enjoyed our time with you in Phoenix! Please come back! Stay at our house.” Therese
“An absolutely delightful evening. GREAT food, great conversations, truly enjoyable and would recommend it to everyone.” Diane
“What a fabulous evening! I’m so very glad that Cherly got us all together!” Eileen


  • Maureen McGowan says:

    Anne, we had SOOOO much fun. It was wonderful to see you again and have the chance to cook with you. We’ve already made the bruschetta! Assissi holds a special place in our hearts and I know I’ll be seeing you again sometime…hopefully next year on your way through!!

    xoxo from Phoenix

  • anne says:

    Maureen…probably will be cooking in AZ next yr: early March..see you then?

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