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In Madison, Family and Friends Unite to Cook

Date: March 21, 2016 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

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

Mike and Peggy, onion-dicing duo

Melissa and Lisa, united to cook

Melissa and Lisa, united to cook

Peggy slides the peppers into the hot olive oil

Peggy slides the peppers into the hot olive oil

Melisssa, Bill and Lisa C., sharing  a “culinary communion”

Melisssa, Bill and Lisa C., sharing a “culinary communion”

Karoline on tiramisu

Karoline on tiramisu

Lisa R adds parsley to our mushrooms

Lisa R adds parsley to our mushrooms

Lisa R  on our pate'

Lisa R on our pate’

“Ah, what bruschetta!"

“Ah, what bruschetta!”

My brother Bill and Jack on the bruschetta

My brother Bill and Jack on the bruschetta

Judith handles the carrots

Judith handles the carrots

Bill and Lisa C prepare the squash for our pasta

Bill and Lisa C prepare the squash for our pasta

Lisa C  takes care of the squash

Lisa C takes care of the squash

Judith on the mushrooms

Judith on the mushrooms

Bill adds a generous amount of Parmesan to our pasta

Bill adds a generous amount of Parmesan to our pasta

Lisa C., Bill, Karoline and our host, Suzanne on the pasta service

Lisa C., Bill, Karoline and our host, Suzanne on the pasta service

Karoline adds the black pepper

Karoline adds the black pepper

Host Peter serves up our chicken dish

Host Peter serves up our chicken dish

“What salad!” exclaims Susan, Karoline flanking her

“What salad!” exclaims Susan, Karoline flanking her

Andy checks out Karoline on the pepper detail

Andy checks out Karoline on the pepper detail

Bill and Lisa C serve up the pasta

Bill and Lisa C serve up the pasta

Bill drains our pasta

Bill drains our pasta

Karoline, proud of her tiramisu’

Karoline, proud of her tiramisu’

Lisa R. oversees the peppers

Lisa R. oversees the peppers

“Salute!”

“Salute!”

…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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