Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Cooking in Cortona
One of the really fun things we did at the Cortona workshops was a cooking demo and dinner following with my dear Cortonese friends, Denyse and Ivan. We traveled up an extremely curvey mountain road to arrive, I was green by the time I got there, but Denyse told me to eat bread to settle my stomach and I was fine.
Denyse and Ivan making pasta
Pomodori (tomatoes) for the pasta sauce
Brad (Sally Jean's husband)showed unbelievable fluidity when jumping into the cooking, he that went back and forth
between cooking like a pro and then taking amazing photographs of the food. I set about copying his photo techniques and got some good ones.
Brad at work
My Brad-inspired arty food shots
Ivan takes out the fresh focaccia we made with flour, egg, olive oil and rosemary. To die for!
I love it when Denyse laughs!
Cindy and Milliande, having a great time, they don't eat wheat, so
they were out of luck on this meal. They made the most of it with their parsley platters:)
Thanks you guys, youwere such good sports!
To say the least, we had a great time, and one of the best meals I have ever eaten! Stay tuned for shots from the following week's cooking class.