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“….Good Friends and a Little Garlic in Potomac”

Date: March 28, 2015 - categories: - Leave your thoughts

“…a fabulous evening of good friends, good food, and a little garlic,” is how co-host Diane summed up our delightful Potomac cooking evening, adding “Everyone in our group has told me they thought the evening was fantastic. We all bonded and are much closer than before. The men also had a wonderful time getting to know each other and being served the antipasti. Thank you for enabling this perfect evening.”

…and Diane, to think you put this evening together (with c-host Connie) the day after you cooked in your friend Paulette’s class!

Co-hosts Diane and Connie, cooking duo

Co-hosts Diane and Connie, cooking duo

Diane on the peppers

Diane on the peppers

Diane, part of a cooking trio

Diane, part of a cooking trio

Salute!

Salute!

Co-bhost Connie, mille grazie to both you and Dave for welcoming us into your home! I am so grateful for your comment summing up our event as “an authentically Italian evening”:
The activity in my kitchen the night of the cooking classI transported me back to my childhood with my aunts and my mother preparing holiday meals or maybe just Sunday dinner. I grew up in a first generation Italian-America family. The focus and the conversation was always on food. Your Italian cooking class was right on and I had a wonderful evening as did all the other participants. Thanks, Anne, for an authentically Italian evening.”

And the company was divine as Caroline put it: “Great gathering, cooking was awesome and the company divine. Thank you so much.”
And here’s Caroline on the job:

Caroline on the tomatoes

Caroline on the tomatoes

 

Connie and Dave, mille grazie for opening your Potomac home to our “divine” group. Connie, good to hear about your Italian heritage as we connected while slicing and dicing.

Connie teams with Caroline on the peppers

Connie teams with Caroline on the peppers

 

Paula, most happy to meet you while cooking and I appreciated your comment on the class: “Thank you for sharing your expertise with us.”

Paula and co-host Connie on the mushrooms

Paula and co-host Connie on the mushrooms

Paula adds the olive oil with Debbie and Betty approving

Paula adds the olive oil with Debbie and Betty approving

 

Regina, glad you joined in the good times and your feedback appreciated:
“The food was only exceeded by the fun company and our outstanding chef/instructor. Wonderful gathering!…”

Regina handle the diced garlic

 

Regina handles the garlic-dicing for us

 

Regina on the peppers

Debbie, delighted you were part of our “cooking crew” and thanks for your note: “Ray and I so appreciate this wonderful evening of friendships and delicious food. Thank you, Annie, for sharing some of your menus and Italian cooking tips… so appreciated all you shared and all of the delicious tastes!”

Paula and Debbie on the tiramisu

Paula and Debbie on the tiramisu

Debbie, Betty and Paula, cooking trio

Debbie, Betty and Paula, cooking trio

Good mixing, Debbie!

Good mixing, Debbie!

 

Betty, thanks for being part of the team and Jimmy, glad you were there to drain the pasta! Betty, appreciated your note: “Wonderful time (and) you have had a wonderful life. Jimmy loved helping also!”

Betty and Diane on pasta service

Betty and Diane on pasta service

Jimmy, glad you were there to drain the pasta!

Jimmy, glad you were there to drain the pasta!

Yum!

Yum!

 

Barbara, makes me happy to know that you enjoyed the food as well as my talk on Italy prior to our cooking: “What wonderful food and your very interesting recollections of Italy.”

Helen, glad we met over the burners!  Thanks for your note:
“The evening spent cooking with our leader Anne Robichaud was magical.  Good friends, good food and good conversation.  This is an excellent way to get together with friends for a fun evening.
Helen on the sage

Helen on the sage

Thanks to all of you for making this Potomac cooking class such a memorable one.
Yes, truly divine.

Truly divine

Truly divine

 

 

Barbara on the sage

 

 

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Paula cooking

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