My husband David & I frequently prepare meals together, which can often become routine or taken for granted. Last evening, in Giovanni’s memory, we decided to prepare a light summer dinner of risotto with porcini, caramelized onions and sage (recipe uploaded), accompanied by a simple salad with vinaigrette and a bottle of our favorite Pinot Grigio. As we raised a glass to Giovanni, we were reminded of the beauty and intimacy of a meal shared with loved ones. I have been honored to share the table with Giovanni, Libby and William at Amarone and Azalea and have experienced the delight and humanity of delicious food combined with friendship and good conversation that is so much a part of their lives. Giovanni was loved and will be missed by many. My deepest condolences and may beautiful memories bring peace┬áto Libby & William. Many thanks for the invitation to participate in this special and unique memorial. Grazie mille. ­čĺŚ

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