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A Trio-Hosted Austin Dinner

Date: March 13, 2015 - categories: - Leave your thoughts

Usually, couples or single persons host my U.S. Umbrian rural cooking classes/dinners – but this year in Austin, three friends formed a “hosting trio.”
Many thanks, Sharon, Sandra and Rebecca for putting together a memorable Austin cooking evening. And thanks, Sharon with husband, Greg, for letting us turn your kitchen into an “Umbrian trattoria” for an evening!

And how about this lovely “trio” of comments?

“It was a very fun, delicious and authentic Italian cooking and eating experience. Loved it all. Loved your advice and insight about professional guides” Sharon
“What fun it’s been. Everything was finely orchestrated and everything was delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening.” Sandra
Loved it! The food, the discourse, the cooking – we love all things Italian.” Rebecca (with Marc)

Do see our hosts “on the job”:

Hostesses Sandra and Rebecca join with Marc in sharing the bruschetta goodness

Hostesses Sandra and Rebecca join with Marc in sharing the bruschetta goodness

Sharon munches bruschetta

Sharon munches bruschetta

Sharon on the salad

Sharon on the salad

Sharon and Erik, lost in the mist of the steaming pasta

Sharon and Erik, lost in the mist of the steaming pasta

Boyd joins hostesses Sandra and Rebecca in the arugula/tomato prep

Boyd joins hostesses Sandra and Rebecca in the arugula/tomato prep

Sandra joins David and Julie as they slice tomatoes

Sandra joins David and Julie as they slice tomatoes

 

Julie and David, Maude and Boyd, to think that we first met in Assisi and just cooked that Umbrian goodness together in Texas!
So glad we were lost in Assisi and got to meet ‘Annie the American’ – tonight was wonderful…” Julie and David
Love, love, love all of the WHOLE evening. Beautiful flavors and people. Fun.” Maude
“ Too easy NOT to learn!” Boyd

Maude teams with Julie and David

Maude teams with Julie and David

 

Boyd at work

Boyd at work

Maude enjoys the good flavors with fellow cooks, Meg and Chris

Maude enjoys the good flavors with fellow cooks, Meg and Chris

 

Maude and Boyd, glad you brought daughter Laura along to share in our good times. Thanks for your enthusiastic words, Laura:
“…so much fun getting to know and helping in the kitchen. Your stories and your food and your heart are beautiful. Grazie!” Laura

Boyd and Laura linked in the kitchen

Boyd and Laura linked in the kitchen

Sandra, Laura and Erik serve up the pasta

Sandra, Laura and Erik serve up the pasta

 

Meg and Chris, thanks for following my blog and notes on Italian Notebook – and glad we finally met. Happy to know you have a home in Italy and let us connect again soon – in bellissima Italia! And thanks for your note to me, post-class:
What fun! Bellissimo! …and fully agree with you: let’s get the smells of good home-cooking back in our homes!…” Meg and Chris

Chris and Meg on the peppers

Chris and Meg on the peppers

A concentrated Chris handles the mushrooms

A concentrated Chris handles the mushrooms

Chris teams with hostess Rebecca

Chris teams with hostess Rebecca

 

Loren, Erik and Maria, thanks to you, too, for your kind notes and enthusiastic participation.
And may we meet again, here or there, Austin cooking team!

Loren dices up the leeks for our pasta dish

Loren dices up the leeks for our pasta dish

 

Loren at the burners

Loren at the burners

Erik and Maria with host Greg

Erik and Maria with host Greg

Sandra and Erik team on the pasta serving

Sandra and Erik team on the pasta serving

Sharon and Erik, lost in the steaming pasta mist

Sharon and Erik, lost in the steaming pasta mist

 

Truly enjoyed the entire evening! Great companions to split prep work; so many lovely fresh flavors…” Loren

Fantastic! Great food and recipes and friends and wines…” Erik and Maria

Our Austin cooking team joins to share the Umbrian rural goodness

Our Austin cooking team joins to share the Umbrian rural goodness

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