Cooking Comeback in Laguna Hills
Susie and Don did it again: gathered a delightful group of their own friends and “unknowns” for cooking up Umbrian goodness in their Laguna Hills kitchen. Many times, people write me about wishing to join a class, though unable to host one. Susie and Don welcomed these requests into their group of friends and the bonding – while slicing and dicing, whipping and mixing – was soon underway.
For some – like Steve and Dave, Jackie and Gavin – this was a “second-time-around” as they’d cooked with me before.
For others – like Judy and Phyllis, Wende and Kevin, Helen, Mark and Maria Elena – this was our first “culinary connection.”
Umbrian flavors formed other links: Susie G. and I had last seen each other nearly fifty years ago at our Milwaukee high school graduation! Sue P and I renewed the ties formed when I was her tour guide in Umbria a few years ago.
And what better way to renew past links, form new ones than while cooking up the goodness – and then feasting?
Susie and Don, never thought our cooking class last year in your home could be beat. Well…………
…and Susie and Don’s guests are the best ones to tell you about this joyful evening:
“Fabulous evening, fantastic food, wonderful teaching. Everyone had an absolute ball!” Susie G.
“…I’m a two-fer. Love these events and so wish I could do one every year. This one is so completely different from my first yet so comfortingly the same. I feel like I’ve come home!. What a treat.” Gavin
“Another great evening. Good food and great company. An your great direction of the event….” Jackie
“Thank you, Anne. This was my second year…both fun and informative. So much fun – it has now been my favorite annual event. Thank you Susie, Don and Anne!“ Dave
“Thank you so much. I am honored to be here. Can’t wait for next year.” Brian
“Thank you for sharing your Umbrian cooking skills and your wisdom – and making a wonderful evening.” Judy
“The food is amazing and the people here are out of this world – terrific!. Thanks to Don and Susie for another wonderful evening of fun and new friends.” Steve
“From Assisi and Spello to Laguna Hills: what a treat to share these Italian experiences with you. You are a joy.. I look forward to more good times ahead.” Sue P.
“Anne really IS olive oil! OMG, I have never seen so much used and thank God it disappeared! Very nice evening – great food….Very nice facilitation..but with her life experience, education, travel….well, of course.. Go, Anne, Go!” Mark
“What a treat to a part of this experience! So glad to meet and cook with you… a fun and interesting group of people.. Look forward to seeing you in Umbria!” Phyllis
“Anne, you are a joy! Thank you for everything you do. It is a blessing to anyone who has met you.” Kevin and Wende
“Anne, you rock! What a fantastic dinner party with Susie and Don. I completely enjoyed every course. Thank you so much.“ Maria Elena
“Love you! Thank you for a wonderful evening in Laguna Hills!” Susie (host)
“What a wonderful experience. Enjoying it all…” Helen
Click here to read about the 2014 cooking class with Susie and Don