Wednesday December 28, 2011
What struck a chord with me when I met and interviewed Cindy was how similar, yet different our memories are. She has keen memories of her Italian grandmother cooking and the importance of food and the kitchen in their family. She shares how Christmas Eve on the North Shore of Boston was celebrated with the same dish every year - Lobster Sauce served over Linguine Noodles. Simply stated her ingredients were: Grandpa Joe's canned tomatoes from the garden, hand grinded, fresh caught lobster from Gloucester, olive oil, garlic, onion, Italian spices, Grandma Millie's handmade linguine, Romano cheese. And then the pizzelles made proudly with an iron from Italy.
While this isn't our menu, the feeling and sentiments are the same; the theme is similar - everything hand made from scratch. The perfect match of an ingredient is LOVE.
Thank you Cindy Reynolds!! Here's part 2 of her interview.