Saturday, September 09, 2006

Buon Viaggio

September 9, 2006: We visit the ceramic center of Deruta in the morning and by early afternoon have arrived in Florence, near the end of our culinary adventure. I must say goodbye to Anne who is tall and elegant, Joyce who is brimming with superlatives, Gary who stirs the pot and Jessica who is the only public relations person I’ve ever cooked with, although I've known many who like to eat. As Joyce would say, it is an “amazing” experience to meet new people and begin to cook together and I will never forget our journey through Bologna and Tuscany and the exceptional meals we shared together. I wish you all Buon Viaggio and great food for a lifetime!

Most important, we all owe a debt of gratitude to our gentleman driver Romano who took such good care of us, and of course our host and instructor, Mary Beth Clark. She has been our interpreter, our translator and our culinary guide and has given us a great gift of herself, her love of food and the regions of Emilia-Romagna and Tuscany. It has been an unforgettable experience. Grazie, Mary Beth!!

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