I'm Italian! Are you Italian? It doesn't matter! How do you picture the Italian culture? I see warmth, closeness, ravioli, lasagna, gnocchi, rigatoni, risotto, antipasto, insalata, pizza... the list is endless, and most importantly, I see joyous laughter, being ourselves, as we enjoy the simple pleasures in life, which friendship is a big part of.
Life can be so serious. Let's make a point of gathering once a month to lighten up a bit and make real connections as we share Italian meals and experience what the Italian culture has to offer.
I feel this group is a great fit for those of you who truly are connected with the Italian culture and wish to create new friendships and meet up once a month and contribute to the festivities, by way of bringing a dish, or hosting (I envision at one point, we will rotate a bit to each other's homes... although not everyone needs to host if that's not their thing, however, group participation is important.)
This isn't the type of group for individuals who wish to just show up, but who wish to show up AND are excited about bringing their own Italian spirit into the mix. For anyone who has experience and history with the Italian culture, what makes it authentic and fun is when everyone is engaged, relaxed and "into it" in their own way. We can be creative!
Both my husband and I are Italian and we miss our family in Italy and their lifestyle of casualness, lightness, delicious food and fun. This is what inspired me to create this Meetup Group. I can't be the only one who wants to immerse myself into the Italian culture on a regular basis! Buon Appetito!