I think cooking can definitely fall into the “art” category quite easily. And the final meal we had – and cooked ourselves – in Chicago (remember that?!) was definitely high art.
We made filled pasta. From scratch.
When I say “we” I mean “not me”. I helped. But this is not my area of expertise at all. I have never operated a pasta maker and I didn’t then, either. I watched. Took notes. Learned. Devoured.
I contributed in other ways. Sauces. Side dishes. Beer selection.
And I think most importantly, we all had a great time cooking together. It’s so rare to have time to cook and enjoy a meal of this caliber from top to bottom with dear friends. It was the perfect end to our visit.
Thanks, JAAK. We love you and miss you and can’t wait to see you again.