I first met Patrick and Marilyn at a Loyola Chicago Rome reunion a couple years ago when they signed up for a tour day with me in Assisi, centered on our splendid May medieval festival, the Calendimaggio. Great to connect with them (and two of their friends, also on that tour) while cooking at their home in Pacifica (south of San Francisco). Patrick and Marilyn also welcomed others who had contacted me for a Bay area class with openings for additional participants. And so, once again, new friendships formed over cutting boards.
In a room adjacent to the kitchen, Roscoe, the pet parrot sat on his perch observing us and squawking (orders?) now and then as all paired up to cook our Umbrian rural feast.
We finished preparations at just about bedtime for Roscoe. Marilyn gave him a taste of the squash/sage/leek pasta sauce, then said “good night” and covered his cage. He went to bed without a squawk.
I guess he liked the sauce.
“It was favoloso to host such an amazing group at the edge of the Pacific Ocean!” Marilyn
“Thanks so much for a such a wonderful and delicious evening! It was such fun meeting everyone and making our wonderful meal together.” Linda
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