Memories with some favorite men in the kitchen

Time to give some attention to the men in the kitchen after devoting so much time to children and lady friends.  There may be other ways for them to  relax but seeing immediate results from one’s labor  especially while working with others can be very rewarding, relaxing,  productive and  fun.

Not sure who is teaching who how to cook chicken, mom or the Colonel

Not too sure if the colonel was having fun when mom tried to show him how she makes her Italian “ fingering licking” chicken. Shall never tell who won the debate but will tell you mom always made it her way. Hard to change an Italian  mamma’s  food  culture.

Placido Domingo visiting mom in the kitchen after she made raviolis for him

Placido Domingo visiting mom in the kitchen after she made raviolis for him

Honored to be in the  kitchen with Jacque Pepin, the internationally recognized french chef and tv personality in our younger days.

Honored to be in the kitchen with Jacque Pepin, the internationally recognized french chef and tv personality in our younger days.

Don, wish you were still with us. Loved seeing you  in our  kitchen

Don, wish you were still with us. Loved our time together in our kitchen

Don and Jorge  sharing a hot pepper with grappa ready to put out the fire.

Don and Jorge sharing a hot pepper with grappa ready to put out the fire.

 

Eileen tasting some of husband Dick's coooking.

Eileen testing husband Dick’s cooking

Bill returns for more fun in our kitchen

Bill returns for more fun in our kitchen

An italian or french  will find a way to eat even if they run  out of dishes

John,  Uncle Jorge and some good prosecco

John, Uncle Jorge and some good prosecco

My favorite sous chef and robocoop.

My favorite sous chef and robocoop.

Men's cooking class with Dino's homemade prosciutto and Carlos's cheese

Men’s cooking class with Dino’s homemade prosciutto and Carlos’s cheese

Memories with Hutch (David Soul) in our outside kitchen

Memories with Hutch (David Soul) in our outside kitchen

Mark, our first  bus boy  in the 70's, now cooking in our farm kitchen for our guests

Mark, our first Whats Cooking Bistro’s bus boy in the 70’s, now cooking in 2014  in our farm kitchen.

Lawyers can find relaxation  in the kitchen while having fun.

Lawyers can find relaxation in the kitchen while having fun.

Now that is some organic vegetable!! He grew it and now has to cook it

That is what we call eggplant parmigiano

That is what we call eggplant parmigiano

Singing to the prosciutto before the kill

Singing to the prosciutto ????

Shirley, it doesn't  look the same,

Shirley, it doesn’t look the same,

Sergio says the kitchen can be  relaxing for a film producer

Sergio says the kitchen can be relaxing for a film producer

Stu Naham may have left us but  with great memories together in our kitchen  never to be forgotten

Stu Naham may have left us but with great memories together in our kitchen never to be forgotten

Two crazy italians decided to save the clean up for later

Two crazy italians decided to save the clean up for later

 

 

Our boys in the kitchen with grandma, Chef Jorge with his, 2 sons, Jorge and Jason,  2 grandsons, Dante and Luca, and 3 nephews , John, Joe and Jackson.

Our boys in the kitchen with grandma. Chef Jorge with our 2 sons, Jorge and Jason, 2 grandsons, Dante and Luca and 3 nephews , John, Joe and Jackson.

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Those Italians will make love anywhere!!

car and wild boar

Driving two couples back to the farm after an evening of culture,  one gentleman  expressed his need for a rest room.  Late in the evening  I could not think of anything available as we drove through the countryside.  I suggested to go behind an old farmhouse by the side of the road, which he agreed to do.

Shortly afterwards,  what sounded like a woman’s scream came from the direction of the abandoned building.  Out of the darkness of the night came our friend zipping up his fly as he  approached the  car. What happened, we all questioned? His answer was, “ those dam Italians make love anywhere”. Apparently as he tried to relieve himself,  it disturbed a moment of ecstasy that a young couple were enjoying under  the moonlight behind the abandoned farmhouse. His wife commented, ” Better the couple then a hungry wild boar that could have eliminated a private  body part.”