Monthly Archives: June 2014

Our English guest of honor meets an American Industrialist

Taking into consideration the possibility of interesting table conversation at a formal dinner of 25 guests from around the world, I  placed a distinguish American industrialist  near our guest of honor from England. I noticed  our English lady frowning constantly as if in discomfort  glancing with the corner of her eye at the gentleman to… Read more »

Prosciutto making – Artisan of the month

Our cooking class attendees had the occasion to visit both Parma and Modena in the gastronomically renown area of Italy,  Emilia Romagna.  It gave them the opportunity to view the production of the popular dry-cured ham known around the world as prosciutto as  it was done centuries ago. At 9 to 10 months of age,… Read more »

Return from the dead

While having a dinner party with some Italian friends my friend Eduardo came to visit me. When introducing him to one of our guests his face turned white, mouth dropped wide open and he froze in a state of shock. When I took him aside questioning what was wrong, he  whispered that he was surprised… Read more »