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Dear Friends:
Another AA week for food in Cortona, Italy!  This week we had a wonderful dinner at the Osteria del Teatro, which is located at the bottom of the same street as our townhouse, Moses Palace, and The Church of San Francesco.  The meal had as its base porcini mushrooms and truffles, which are found in this area.  One of the two pasta dishes presented particularly impressed me, because I wasn’t expecting it.  It was a hand-made butterfly pasta with porcini mushrooms and berries—DIVINE!  The dessert was a Sacher Torte, which is made of rich dark chocolate cake with apricot filling—need I say more?

My daughter Becky, left, and I helping the Osteria del Teatro celebrate its 15th Anniversary.  Pictured with us is Chef Emiliano.

Also this week, I attended a concert to welcome the University of Georgia to Cortona that was given by the Coro Zefferini, which is the chorus that Becky sings in.  It included Medieval songs from the Laude Cortonesi and classical guitar, as well as an homage to the American audience in the form of several Spirituals sung in English.  Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of the concert.
Becky and I take a walk around the mountain every morning.  It gives us inspiration and energy, and the view is heavenly.

This is the view from the end of the park on our walk that we do every morning.  You can see Lake Trasimeno and the village of Ossaia from here.

I’m still working on the long-promised companion print to Secret GardenMy Tuscan Garden is based on my very own garden in Cortona.

I love to sit out here and relax and sketch.  It’s divine!


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