April 8, 2008

Chi Vuol Essere Lieto Sia!

Living in Florence, I am constantly surrounded by those that walked these streets before me.
You can feel it as you pass,
the weight of the ages of creativity.

Michelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello and Raffaello.

We are not talking Ninja turtles here, but the real guys!

The foto above is from a Brunello producer ( hopefully one following the rules)
who chose the words of Lorenzo, known as "IL MAGNIFICO".

Who wants to be happy, shall be
tomorrow is not certain.

Sort of like a prelude to
Eat, Drink and Be Merry,
for Tomorrow We may Die.

I have been absent for awhile as I am preparing a new life for myself.

I believe in numbers.

I was born in 54.
This year I turn 54.
I have been teaching in Florence for 20 years.

Seems like nice round numbers to CHANGE things.

So I am leaving the Florence space,
and becoming more freelance!

My Monday's at the Market have begun,
touring in my "hood" the San Lorenzo Market area,
where I really feel like the Diva!

It is so relaxing to stroll the market without the pressure of timing
to run back home and teach a full hands-on cooking class.

My mother-in-law always said,
"spend more time shopping"
and now I can!

We finish up by sitting and having a leasurely Tuscan style lunch,
where I can sit and help plan perfect days for clients while here.
I get to see my friends with restaurants, trattoria's
pick up new idea's for recipes
and have a fabulous meal!

The cooking classes will be on their own now,
and I am going to tag team with chef friends in Florence and in Chianti
adding to the fun!

I am just on my way to Dallas to do a fun cooking class dinner for friends
then off to New Orleans for the IACP conference!

Che Vuole Essere Lieti Sia!

Make yourself happy!!!

I am!

My Sicily tour is almost full for October,
I have space in my Panzano Wine Festival week in September.
I can create a fun three day program for you in Florence or Chianti!
Stop by the site for details

Simply Divina!


  1. Judy - congratulations on this transition (although I can't believe you are a day over 40! :-) I must admit I will cherish our day with you in Florence and one day hope to have another . . .

    It is a shame it isn't Sundays in Florence!

  2. Jerry
    Sunday is in Panzano at Dario's!

  3. Palma3:19 AM

    Judy, Thanks for posting the Cibreo sformata. You can see mine on my blog. It was delicious, but not as silky as the potato version I ate there! My guests loved it!