“As one grows older it becomes more difficult to make long lasting friends. Very occasionally you may meet someone with whom there is an immediate reciprocal understanding and friendship. My dish (Sformato di Ricotta) is part of a little recipe book that was published to remember an extraordinary woman who passed away. She was an amazing cook and a great entertainer and knew how to make people feel welcomed. This little booklet and its wonderful recipes taught me to cook and to share delicious meals with friends in Boston.”