Thursday, June 19, 2008


Greetings from Carmela's Cucina,

I just got back from a few days in Rochester, Mn. I was there to teach a couple of classes at the Italian Living Store known as Sopra/Sotto.

Sopra/Sotto carries beautiful Italian pottery, linens, oils, pasta, fancy food products and so much more. Located in the University Square Mall across from the Mayo clinic, a stop there is like a shopping excursion to Italy with out the expense of plane fare. This past week I taught two classes in their lovely kitchen that also includes a panini bar at lunch and a coffee bar all day long.

I will be back there teaching July 15 and 16. On Tues. night I will do a Shrimp Boil class that will be a nice alternative to the tiresome barbecue and on Wed. afternoon I will teach a desserts class. If you live in the area give them a call at 507-252-5522 to register for a class or go on line at

And while you are in the area, make sure and have lunch at the newly open Chester's and eat al fresco on the new "Peace Mall." in Rochester. This town has a lot to offer besides the best medical care in the world!

Buon appetito,

Carmela Tursi Hobbins

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