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Umbria Links in Fairfax, Virginia

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

Elizabeth and Brian, mille grazie for hosting such an enthusiastic, united cooking crew in Fairfax, VA! Elizabeth, you had savored (with your mother) Umbrian rural life and cuisine during my Rural Life Revisited tour some years ago. Glad to reconnect and bring to life Umbrian goodness in your kitchen.

Kathy and sisters, daughters, wonderful to reunite once again and time to come back to our farmhouse, now fully restored. (You can see it here). So good to share the memories of your mother, Tina and our years together teaming on the Assisi Elderhostel programs.

Teresa, Erin and AJ, good to meet you and may we link up again, here or there.

Let us all re-unite to cook up the Umbrian goodness: how about at our Assisi farmhouse next year?

Do enjoy the photos of our good times:

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…and thanks to each for your enthusiastic comments:

“I chopped leeks, tomatoes and sprinkled pepper on our pasta! What a wonderful, romantic, nostalgic, beautiful afternoon I have had! You have reminded me of everyhting I love about Italy and European culture. I love to cook with my family. The most important lesson of today? Use more ollive oil! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Maggie

“I loved hearing the wonderful stories about you and Mom and Elderhostel and Italy. I so enjoyed this cooking class and getting a taste of my youth. Hope to see you again soon.” Patti

“…I loved the class and re-connecting with you. Brings back many memories..” Marianne S.

“…..Thank you for the cooking and history experience. I enjoyed the conversation as much as the food!” Eileen D.

‘… has been incredible; I thorougly enjoyed the process as well as the meal!…Looking forward to repeating the experience!…and I want to come to Italy on your tour!” Susan R

“ Enjoyed your class – delicious!” Teresa

“So happy to have hosted!’ Elisabeth B

“Had a fantastic time at Elizabeth’s house for the cooking class….hope to see you in Italy! “ Kathy K

“Really fantastic class and food!” Jess K

“What a wonderful meal and ‘friends’ time’…(last) saw you at American University (1998) when you lectured on the Assisi earthquake…” Kathleen D

“I visited you with Tina (my Nonna) and my sister Justine in Assisi around 1996. I would love to visit you again and learn some more delicious meals!” Kelly S

Wonderful food and company. I will have to plan a trip to Italy for a food and wine tour! (My favorite wine is Amazon).” Erin P

This was a great experience and hopefully , my sisters and I will do it again soon! Thank you for all the Italian tips!” Chlorinda H“

“Thanks, Anne, for the great lesson in Italian cuisine!” Brian B

“Annie, thanks for the awesome food. I learned a ton as your ‘chicken guy’! Thanks” AJ P

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