Early in August we got the call for Bruni Pizza Party at my Aunts home with some of the clan.This is a much anticipated event, we get to enjoy fresh home made wood oven pizza and roasted corn on the cob.Sweet! What could be better? Actually the company ain’t half bad:)

What makes this even better is the time spent with family, reconnecting , cooking together, enjoying good food and good company. Everyone is welcome and everyone has a place at “the table” young and old, kids , cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, parents, grandparents, even those that are there in spirit. Such a simple thing to do, gather family for a meal but the meaning exceeds the physical act of gathering.We all come to eat the food of our family, share our stories and traditions with each generation, it is how we pass on our family identity. We belong!Every time we break bread together it reinforces our sense of belonging to something bigger.

I am so lucky to belong to such a great big Italian family, we love our food and we love our family, it doesn’t get much better than that!xo