Multiple Kitchens in Fresno
I’d never cooked in a state-of-the art kitchen surrounded by multiple work-of-art kitchens, countless bathtubs, a display of toilets – and a shower nozzle display worthy of a museum of sculptures! But Merv’s Fresno event took place in just such a setting. And how perfect to cook in a showroom kitchen like the one at Ferguson’s: why not put those kitchens to good use? And next year, we’ll be doing multiple events in central California showrooms as affirmed by Merv in his comment to me, end of class:
“What a treat! You’re the best! Can’t wait til next year!” Merv
Meet Merv and his wonderful mother, Vivian, at 82, joining in all the cooking (not to mention dish-washing at the end – unstoppable) – and after making pizza with her great-grandson and grand-daughter!
Vivian was born in Bari as was Angela, often her partner at the burners. Angela had cooked all day in the wonderful Fresno deli named after her husband Sam (and now run by son Nick). And mille grazie, Nick and Angela for bringing that tempting deli antipasto platter to our Italian dinner.
My Fresno stay started at that deli: host Merv took me there for a sandwich followed by shopping for a few items for our Italian cooking class.
…and so our Fresno class was highlighted by authentic Italian flavors, as well as seasoned Italian cooks. But not only: many thanks to each and every one of you for so enthusiastically joining in our Ferguson showroom Umbrian cooking feast.
…and everyone’s enthusiastic comments are so very appreciated::
“This was an amazing memorable experience. Can’t wait to do it again!” Sonia
“Thank you, Anne – what a wonderful time we had with you!” Viviian
“What a beautiful dinner. Thank you for a lovely evening.” Mary Ann
“The chicken was delicious – only surpassed by your company!” Stacey
“How fantastic that you should come to Fresno – can’t wait to visit you in Umbria!” Betty Ann
“Thank you so much for bringing Umbria to Fresno….really enjoyed your bubbly energetic personality and helping you in the kitchen….and the food was delicious…” Sonni
“What a pleasure to meet you – such a fun-filled evening of friendship and food to die for! Everything was delicious!” Dave and Christine
“you area a great host! I love the heart that you bring and tell in your stories. Dinner was fabulous and…we will be using your recipe” Jeff and Stacey
…and you can see the good times here: