My days in Seattle…

February 25, 2010

My days in Seattle seem to me to have been filled with sunshine, though the weather has been the usual Seattle gray and rainy. Here, too, I've connected with many old frieds: Jim and Laura R., Doug L and Janie M from "junior-yr.-abroad-in-Rome" days (1968-'69) and Jane E, once a tour guest in Umbria and now a dear friend... read more...

Cooking italiano in the San Francisco Bay Area!

February 22, 2010

Great to see Susan and David Murphy again (many years after I was their tour guide in Umbria) in Sacramento on February 19th for the cooking class in their home. Many University of Santa Clara alum (like me) in this enthusiastic and "participatory" group of Murphy friends and relatives, including their grandson, Cooper. Cooper made and served our first antipasto, the tomato/rucola bruschetta and enthusiastically chopped and diced away during our class... read more...

Cooking with SCU friends in San Francisco

February 17, 2010

Cooking with friends just for pleasure happens quite often on these US tours, too. Last week, I made a pasta dish for three University of Santa Clara women friends here in San Francisco when we all gathered for dinner and reminiscing and laughter til 'round midnight... read more...

Cooking and Connecting in the San Francisco area

February 16, 2010

It's always good to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where so many friends now live: friends from my alma mater, the University of Santa Clara, friends from UCB (where I furthered my studies) and friends from my junior-year-abroad-in-Rome group. My first cooking class in the Bay area - on February 13th in Belmont - connected me with yet another very special "old friend": Katie... read more...

Cooking in Belmont

February 13, 2010

It's always good to return to the San Francisco Bay Area where so many friends now live: friends from my alma mater, the University of Santa Clara, friend from UCB (where I furthered my studies) and friends from my jr/yr abroad/in/Rome group... read more...

First days of my February/March US cooking lessons/lectures tour

February 11, 2010

The rains bucketed down in the Los Angeles area during these first days of my February/March US cooking lessons/lectures tour. Rains poured in the patio door of my cousin Tom's house in Monarch Beach and mud slides invaded over forty houses in the La Canada area. Tom hosted two wonderful cooking classes for me at the reacreation center of his community center as the rains battered the windows and winds howled outside. read more...

The Itinerary

February 3, 2010

Feb 4th, Thurs - arrive in Los Angeles, CA
   Feb 5th Fri - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
   Feb 6th Sat - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
   Feb 7th Sun - cooking class in private home, Los Angeles area (sold out)
   Feb 8th, 9th - open for cooking classes or lectures in Los Angeles area **
see the complete Itinerary...

U.S. February/March 2010 Cooking Lessons/Lectures Tour

February 2, 2010

My annual U.S. tour is set and kicks off on February 4th, 2010 in Los Angeles, concluding March 21st in Washington, D.C. I'll be cooking and lecturing my way coast-to-coast for 6 weeks as I bring Umbria to the U.S. From Los Angeles, on to San Francisco, then Seattle, Denver, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, Charlotte, N.C...and finalmente, Washington, D.C. Some cooking classes have room for other participants - and I do have time for additional cooking classes and lectures in a few locations. more details...