“Un Pugno di Sale” Adds to the Palos Verdes Class (Feb 9, 2013)Another great cooking group the other night in Palos Verdes, CA – and once again, my U.S. tour’s theme “cooking is connecting” came to life as old friends cooked together and new friendships were formed while chopping and mixing, stirring and blending…and learning that “un pugno di sale” (“a small fistful of salt”) is what most dishes for 12 or so will need.
Many in this class studied Italiano together so not only did we cook Italian, some chefs spoke it, too, as they cooked. So good to finally meet Mary, my host: we had exchanged many an email about her recent Italian travels but never did connect in Italy. Mary, you and Jim were such welcoming hosts and wonderful to finally meet you! Janet, thanks for the surprise in coming to this class – and for bringing your friends, Italian classmates, too.
May we all cook together again soon: in Umbria next time?