A day of catching up and sharing a fabulous Italian meal with old time friends Bud and Stephanie Simpson.  Sweet Stephanie was a former co-worker with Chris in San Diego before moving to Idaho, and she introduced us to a favorite restaurant, Cristina’s in Sun Valley, Idaho. Our meals were excellent with soups and pasta cooked with love and making us feel like we were in Italy.

Cristina is well known for her Tuscan style cooking and has written recipe books and appeared on national TV making everyone hungry.  Her bread basket was heavenly and she uses 00 flour, no wonder the bread was soft and Tuscan proud!  And this freshly made tomato soup was superb.


Cristina was kind enough to autograph her recipe books for me and the entire day was Perfecto!