Sunday, 3 August 2008

Homemade Pasta

This afternoon we were invited to our neighbours' place for lunch. We called it "Chez Torelli".

Eric: chef extraordinaire!

Eric and Ann are child-free for a week or so, with each of their two boys (the same age as Odette and Hugh) going to a different grandmother for a holiday. Roger thinks it's a pity that we haven't got four grandmothers in France!!
Eric made us some green pasta, from his grandmother's secret recipe (oh yes, the secret is eggs, flour and a little bit of oil, with boiled silverbeet). His grandmother, who passed away last month, was born in Italy, and she taught Eric Italian cooking,and to speak Italian. While we were there his Italian cousin phoned and he chatted away in Italian, then returned to talk to us in English, although his first language is French. I wish I was multilingual...
Eric let Sophie and Bonnie help with making the pasta. That was lots of fun, and we learnt a lot about the process. It was also a good photo opportunity...

Bonnie rolling out pasta

Team work in the kitchen

Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me, as I had left it to download the photos I'd taken this morning. Luckily Bonnie had her camera there - she is keen to take photos now she has her own blog!

The moment we've been waiting for!

Can you tell Hugh enjoyed his pasta?

Thanks Eric and Anne for a nice long relaxed and delicious lunch.

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