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Italians Cook in Belmont (Feb. 17, 2014)

Date: February 25, 2014 - categories: , - Leave your thoughts

Mix with your hands!

“Mix with your hands!”

“You have to mix a salad with your hands (clean hands)”, advised John (“Giovanni”) as he mixed together our Sicilian salad of steamed green beans, boiled potatoes, garlic and parsley at our Belmont cooking class. Leek frittata, too, was on this menu…and Giovanni headed to the burners and intrepidly – “I can flip those frittatas” – pulled it all off on his own.
Of Calabrian heritage, John wasn’t the only italiano at this class: Luisa (from Milano) was there, too, slicing and dicing, mixing and stirring as our Italian feast came together. Nada (from Croatia) handled the peppers for the antipasto, la bandiera (“the flag” – made with green bell peppers, red tomatoes, white onion). This time around, she was a participant in the Belmont class, after hosting two past classes in her home. We were in Anne and Peter’s home this year for an event which drew in past Belmont “cooks” and welcomed new ones.

My link to Belmont? I was a 2nd-grade teacher there in 1971- 72 and Anne and Peter’s daughter Katie was my student – as were the daughters of two other Belmont guests, Mary and Nancy.
So very glad we stayed connected. And after all, cooking together IS connection!

Mille grazie, Anne and Peter and all who shared in the feasting.

Read about – and see – our 2010 Belmont cooking class.
Read about – and see – our 2011 Belmont cooking class.

A few comments:

You are still that wonderful young enthusiastic girl who taught my daughter. Never change!” Nancy (with Frank)

This has been another great day and I hope that everyone on your toru has as good time as we always have.” Anne

Loved all the wonderful food and wonderful company!” John and Karen
“This has been fantastic…!
” Janet

Great food, great dinner. We do appreciate your love for all of use here.” Bob and Rebecca

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