Louisiana-Style Welcome in Shreveport (Mar. 4, 2014)
Well, Mike, you certainly did make it happen! My first trip to Louisiana was an unforgettable one and the comments from the Sheverport women’s cooking group say it all (below).
Mike and his wife Gina – of Ruston, Louisiana – had toured a few Umbrian hill towns with me a couple of years ago. We’d stayed connected and Mike had invited me to Louisana to cook last year – but I can’t head to an area for a single event (too much travel time involved). Mike didn’t give up: three events in Louisiana this year! Each event linked to Mike’s company, Argent Financial Group.
Thanks to Gary and Meredith for organizing a superb “kick-off” to my 3-day Louisiana cooking foray with such a delightful Shreveport group. And mille grazie to each Shreveport cook for such a warm welcome, Louisiana-style – and such “culinary enthusiasm”, shining out in your comments below:
“You are such a lively breath of life and made this an enjoyable evening. You made us realize that food can be delicious – and EASY! I will definitely come to to vista and would love to see Umbria through your eyes!” Lisa
“This has been such an amazing evening. The stories, your life story, food preparation, the delicious food. I am so honored to be part of this fun time with you. I can’t wait to try your wonderful recipes…” Pam
“This was an awesome evening and camaraderie – women are the best! ..and food makes it over the top! Will see you in Umbria…” Cathy
“Thank you so much for the fabulous dinner party and for sharing your experiences and Italian culture…” Evelyn
“Absolutely loved this – you are an inspiration. Hope to come to Italy!” J.K
“What a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing with us!” Allison
“Our Italian culture & cuisine night with Annie was lovely. Our guests had a delightful time and remarked how unique an event it was. Thank you, Annie!” Meredith