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Tucson: Umbrian Cuisine in a Western Setting

Date: March 3, 2015 - categories: - 1 Comment

Cactus like sentinels on the rolling hills outside and Navajo and Hopi art surrounding us inside: a western setting this time for our Umbrian cooking class in Suzi and Dick’s lovely Tucson home. And this is always one of the joys of my US tours: not just meeting so many wonderful people but enjoying the varieties of my surroundings, too.

Cactus like sentinels, right out the window

Cactus like sentinels, right out the window

 

Native American art everywhere in Suzi and Dick’s Tucson home:

Suzi gives me a tour of the art in their home

Suzi gives me a tour of the art in their home

Native American masterpiece on the wall

Native American masterpiece on the wall

 

 

 

 

Suzi with Native American treasures on their walls

Suzi with Native American treasures on their walls

Native American art everywhere in Suzi and Dick’s Tucson home

Native American art everywhere in Suzi and Dick’s Tucson home

This cooking class at Suzi and Dick’s was first meeting for many, but you never would have know it: what link-ups as we sliced and diced and stirred and whisked, all together.

Cooking with our host, Suzi

Cooking with our host, Suzi

Lottie handles the mushrooms

Lottie handles the mushrooms

Doug, good job on the peppers!

Doug, good job on the peppers!

Watson takes care of the leeks

Watson takes care of the leeks

Christy and Mark at the burners

Christy and Mark at the burners

…and time to take photos of this cooking crew!

…and time to take photos of this cooking crew!

Suzi, Doug and Lottie on the “funghi detail”

Suzi, Doug and Lottie on the “funghi detail”

Teaming with Lottie at the cutting board

Teaming with Lottie at the cutting board

Lottie on the parsley

Lottie on the parsley

Christi on the peperonata; Watson on the chicken

Christi on the peperonata; Watson on the chicken

Chris on the peperonata

Chris on the peperonata

Lottie prepares tomatoes and arugula for bruschetta

Lottie prepares tomatoes and arugula for bruschetta

Suzi, Doug, Lottie team on the funghi bruschetta

Suzi, Doug, Lottie team on the funghi bruschetta

Carol, Christy and Watson, cooking trio

Carol, Christy and Watson, cooking trio

Ann mixes up the creamy mixture for our tiramisu

Ann mixes up the creamy mixture for our tiramisu

And Choppy, honored to have you with us to enjoy the food with such a good appetite: the best compliment to all the wonderful cooks. And Choppy, at 93, you take the prize for “guest seniority” at my cooking events!

Suzi and Choppy

Suzi and Choppy

Dick and Choppy

Dick and Choppy

Choppy, age 93

Choppy, age 93

Enjoy the photos of our good times cooking up an Umbrian feast in an Arizona setting:

Watson, more olive oil needed

Watson, more olive oil needed

Ah, che buono!

Ah, che buono!

Chris on the bruschetta

Chris on the bruschetta

Lynn helps out on the tiramisu

Lynn helps out on the tiramisu

Lottie and Prisilla pair up on bruschetta

Lottie and Prisilla pair up on bruschetta

Bruschetta coming up

Bruschetta coming up

 

…and thanks to each for your comments on our culinary evening:

“So fun a time! Glad you came to share our home. Thanks for all the wonderful info and food ideas!” Suzi and Dick

“Thank you for your time and expertise! Loved the history as much as the food!!” Carol

“What better for a wonderful evening than sharing good food with good friendsdelizioso!” Ann with Dave and Robert (aka “Choppy”)

Excellent food, conversation and company.” Watson

Interesting evening and first time making tiramisu – fun!” Lynn

Pasta coming up!

Pasta coming up!

 

 

Mmmmm, buonissimo!

Mmmmm, buonissimo!

And do enjoy Doug and Carol’s photos, too:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Assisi farmhouse, restored by Pino

Our Assisi farmhouse, restored by Pino

 

 

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