Lucy Giardino Cortese

Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta with Bean Soup)



Me:  Ma, why didn't you teach me how to cook when I was a kid?
Mema:  Lucille, Ima teach you all about the cooking.
Me:  But, I never got to cook a whole meal, only parts of it.
Mema:  Did I teach you how to chopa the garlic?
Me:  Yes, but…
Mema:  Did I teacha you how to grow the basil and parsley, for the suprema taste?
Me:  Yes, but…
Mema:  Did I teacha you how to picka the nica meat, the ripa veggie, the pasta to matcha alla the dishes?
Me:  Yes, yes, but…
Mema:  Are you a gooda cook?
Me:  I'm quite a great chef, but I'm still not as good as YOU, Ma.
Mema:  Cooking is lika Amore, Firsta you watch; next you tasta, then you get to do.


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