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You Can’t Make a Leek Frittata with a Fennel! (Mar 14, 2011)

Date: April 11, 2011 - categories: , - 3 Comments

Mark, che buono!  Great pasta!

Mark knows they'll love the eggplant!

Che bello! to cook once again with Mark in Massachusetts. It had been a few years since we first cooked together and he had a new group of friends to this class. Mark’s enthusiasm, though, was just as infectious: “Second time better than the first! Love it – forever a tradition – don’t stop!” he wrote to me after our feast. He, his friend Erica and I prepped some of the dishes prior to his class, cutting the asparagus for our asparagus pasta, slicing the boiled potatoes for our Sicilian green bean/potatoes dish and soaking the eggplant in salted water for our Sicilian melanzane al funghetto - and washing the peppers for our bandiera, Umbria’s favorite bell pepper concoction.

We had a leek frittata in mind but… the grocer in Marlboro had given host Mark a fennel in place of a leek! (We should have invited him to the class – for some “gastronomical instruction”!). The missing leek was not much missed – as Mark’s kitchen did not stock large flat lid to fit on the frying pan for the frittata flipping. “Where is the flipping lid?” became Erica’s query of the evening…

COMMENTS:
“BEST eating experience ever!” Marie
“What a wonderful meal – great food, great folks!”

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3 Comments

  • Erica says:

    Ciao Anne-
    Grande blog e le immagini sono fantastici! Grazie per la sua meravigliosa esperienza e un delizioso menu!
    Con amore- Erica

  • Mark "Leekless" says:

    Well Anne, another successful tasting and cooking feast…wow!
    Make sure you require all of your clients to serve the wine we served!
    As for the leek frittata…leave it to you to put the fennel to work…it was awesome in the salad! YUMMY…
    Miss you…see you next year or sooner I hope!

  • anne says:

    Erica, Mark..loved your notes.
    Doing any cooking with leeks or fennel these days!!??!

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