“That’s Amore” While Cooking in Fresno
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore,” Dean Martin used to sing. And all of us sang it, too, as Kathy played the ukelele and Tom strummed his guitar, leading us along, after our cooking class in their Fresno home. Click here to hear us/see us on YouTube.
And that evening was all about “amore”: a common love of Italian food – and all things italiano – linked all of us. And the love for Italy of cooking class hosts, Mary Jo and Vic, was evident in the printed-out menus with the map of Italy on the back, the shots of their Italy trip on the TV prior to class, the aprons made for each.
That same amore per l’Italia had nabbed their friends Lora and Jim – in Umbria with them (and I was their guide) – who told me at dinner that they’re ready for a return to Italy.
Lisa and Joey (of Italian origin) shared their stories of a recent Italian trip as we all cooked and then feasted together.
Penny and Jeff, glad you joined in our Italian evening, too – and hope to soon share Umbrian flavors with you again, but in Umbria, next time!
Kathy and Tom, the song goes “When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine, that’s amore.”
…and “the world seems to shine” after an evening like the one we shared in your Fresno home. Mille grazie!
And many thanks to each for sharing in such a memorable evening. And I so appreciate your comments:
“I loved having you in our home..such a beautiful meal..but the stories: they were the best part, with all the delicious food. We are grateful…..” Kathy
“Anne, thank you very much for making this event work in Fresno. We are so very grateful to have met you and call you our friend!” Mary Jo and Vic. B
“You are amazing, Anne. Thank you for great food and great conversation..wonderful to see you again.” Jim J
“Love, love, love you! We will be back! A fantastic meal.” Lora J.
“I love that you have such a passion for cooking with a no-nonsense approach. I am trying to cook ‘off the cuff’ as you do. You have inspired me to continue..” Lisa (with Joey) M
…and here are a few more photos of good times in Fresno: