The Wizard of Schnoz  (I had a deviated septum corrected) fibbed and said I would feel better by now. Then someone missed the memo, and invited the Santa Ana’s to the party. Ha ha HA CHOOH! So, when my favorite dining partner on the planet,  Joe DiMaggio Jr., hit town I regretfully had to decline his dinner invitation last night. Instead, I took another click down memory lane (click on the photo or the link below to go through to the rerun post), and went Historical Over Food to soften the blow.

Jewels getting Historical over Food in Elizabeth Emanuel costumes

You see, I live in a town where most my girlfriends push a couple green beans around a plate for twenty minutes, and call that dinner. When Joe comes – he orders everything on the menu, and true to his Italian heritage, the meal is an event to be savored. The fact that he and co host/producer Marc Gomes make me laugh endlessly ensures these evenings are always spectacular. This interview is classic Joe repartee.

Another taste of the town evening

Joe claims he knew his calling as early as age 15 when he saw a Chef Piero Carbonetti get into a Ferrari outside his family’s hotel in Bologna. He didn’t mess around either – the boy from Manhattan started his training with superstar Chef Jaques Maximin at the Hotel Negresco in Nice, then went on to work with Wolfgang Puck at Ma Maison in Los Angeles before opening many restaurants of his own.

Cooking with Marc and Joe

Trust me, the man knows food, and not just about preparation, he knows it’s origins and evolution, so this former history major turned foodie jumped at the opportunity to cook with him. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and check out a restaurant review of SaZa I sent one of my spies to do, too!

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  • January 28, 2012
    2:15 pm

    That bosom-y first picture is hawt, lady! Feel better soon.

    • January 28, 2012
      2:19 pm

      Where are those corsets when I need them most?

  • January 29, 2012
    12:26 pm

    Wish I could do something to help with the pain! Or even cook for you, if you would trust me that I really can put a meal together. You will be back to yourself soon, but healing takes its own time according to what Mother Nature decides. Unfortunately, her schedule and our own is usually not in sync. Take care and feel better! [[[hugs]]]

  • January 29, 2012
    6:54 am

    I got my deviated septum fixed at the same time that I had my tonsils and adenoids removed at age 20, it was a miserable time. Just wait until they remove the stints! I feel for ya…

    • January 29, 2012
      11:25 am

      They do the surgery now without packing the nose, but it still is much more uncomfortable than I’d bargained for. Just have to sit it out.

  • January 29, 2012
    12:33 pm

    Thanks Ruthee – I just wasn’t prepared because the doc said a few days recovery before the surgery, then afterwards he let slip that it really takes at least three weeks. It will all be worth it in the long run, and this is nothing compared to the last surgery, so don’t worry about me. xo