2 Lessons from an Italian Mama in 100 Words or Less
May 19, 2010
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?