1. The mistake people make with their sauce is not letting it simmer long enough. No rush here with my sauce or my life.
2. As I listed ingredients learned from my first Italian cooking lesson, my Italian Mama neighbor leaned over my shoulder and said: “Don’t forget the most important ingredient.” She paused, closed her eyes, put her hand over her heart, and said:
“You must put on your Bruce Springsteen music.”
Italian Mamas have soundtracks–undercurrents– of passion, good hearts, and kitchen talent. What soundtrack, what undercurrent, flows beneath my life?