In Madison, Family and Friends Unite to Cook
Sharing food is always communion. Ironically, the day after a “cooking communion” with family and new friends in Madison, Wisconsin, my note on food as communion came out in Italian Notebook.
Lisa and Suzanne, mille grazie for bringing such a warm and welcoming group together (including my brother, Bill!) to cook up Umbrian rural goodness.
See the “cooking links” here:
Mike and Peggy, onion-dicing duo
Melissa and Lisa, united to cook
Peggy slides the peppers into the hot olive oil
Melisssa, Bill and Lisa C., sharing a “culinary communion”
Karoline on tiramisu
Lisa R adds parsley to our mushrooms
Lisa R on our pate’
“Ah, what bruschetta!”
My brother Bill and Jack on the bruschetta
Judith handles the carrots
Bill and Lisa C prepare the squash for our pasta
Lisa C takes care of the squash
Judith on the mushrooms
Bill adds a generous amount of Parmesan to our pasta
Lisa C., Bill, Karoline and our host, Suzanne on the pasta service
Karoline adds the black pepper
Host Peter serves up our chicken dish
“What salad!” exclaims Susan, Karoline flanking her
Andy checks out Karoline on the pepper detail
Bill and Lisa C serve up the pasta
Bill drains our pasta
Karoline, proud of her tiramisu’
Lisa R. oversees the peppers
…and thanks to you “cooks” for your comments:
“Thank you so much for this magical evening. Until next time..! Suzanne L.
“Wonderful to meet you and share your cooking fun. The tiramisu is the best. Please come back!” Lisa R.
“Wonderful evening with old and new friends, centered on food.” Michael M and Judith S.
“Anne, your stories were food – and then the food! You are a new friend, a teacher, a hostess…and……!” Andy M
“What a delicious, wonderful dinner…” Melissa
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