Just as I love cooking, the other thing I love to do is throw a dinner party. I think this goes hand in hand with most cooks. In my case this need comes from my Italian genes (and Latin upbringing) which I’m totally convince have a code within my DNA called “need to feed everyone around you now or die!.
It is a known fact that the Italians are very serious about their food. Why shouldn’t they be? After all it is the food that brings together friends and families. This is why we find the Italians to be very fond of spending long hours on the table and meal times expanding over the span of a couple of hours.
When the Italians sit down to eat they literally forget about the world and are in no hurry whatsoever to gobble down their food and get back to life.
And that is what I needed, to sit down and forget about the world, at least for a couple of hours. And the best way to do this is to surround myself with funny and smart individuals – enter my main “chicas”