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Feast is now open! Recipes posted! - Hi, gang!   The feast is now open. Please go to the event page, read the detailed instructions, and select your dishes!   https://www.meetup.com/nightli­fe-641/events/236502220/   Mike Mike Jan 19, 2017 12:50 PM
Recipes coming soon! - Hi, gang:   I am almost finished with selecting the recipes for the winter feast. They should be up and available by tomorrow or Friday. Instructions will accompany the announcement.     Mike Mike Jan 18, 2017 11:12 AM
Recipe selection - Hi, gang!   I hope to get the recipes selected by this weekend, and get them posted some time next week. That will give us about a month before the feast date to get set up. Please contact me if you can help select recipes, as it speed Mike Jan 12, 2017 12:02 PM
Winter feast February 18th - Hi, gang! I am hoping for a very large turnout for our winter feast! Recipes will be from northern Italy and a few from Switzerland. I will be preparing the recipes soon, so if you want to help select recipes, please call or text Mike Dec 29, 2016 10:52 AM
Great feast! - Hi gang!     What a great feast! Thanks to all who attended.Our next feast will be around the end of January.     Mike Mike Nov 13, 2016 9:20 PM
Be Prepared! - This Feast is always a roaring (lots of people talking and eating) success. Host Mike has excellently covered the menu choices and wine selections, so I'll just talk about procedures to make all function smoothly, Doorbell to Departure. Angelo C. Nov 4, 2016 5:40 PM
Dinner Saturday - tips and reminders - Hi, gang! A reminder about what to bring Saturday. Don't forget to bring wine! Southern Italian wine is best for these dishes. I will have some extra wine with me, so if you cannot find southern Italian wine at your local wine shop, you can get Mike Nov 3, 2016 4:48 PM
Still room - Hi, gang!   We still have room for a few more people, so if you have been procrastinating, please let me know if you want to come. Remember, you cannot RSVP directly. To attend, contact me and we will assign you something to cook. Mike Nov 3, 2016 4:47 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Ingredients for preparing your dish - Mike Oct 28, 2016 11:03 AM
Ya hungry yet! - Hey gang!   Just two weeks before our autumn feast remain. Join us!     Mike Mike Oct 22, 2016 10:28 PM
Fall party open! - Hey gang, just a reminder to check the menu and select something to cook! The recipes are great and staggeringly popular in the manor! https://youtu.be/B3KBuQHHKx0 LOL   Mike Mike Oct 10, 2016 4:26 PM
Fall feast open! - Hi, gang! Just want to make sure that everyone is aware that we are now taking reservations for the fall feast, to be held November 5th. Please read the instructions on the event page:   Mike Sep 1, 2016 1:23 PM
Great feast - Hi, gang!   Again, I must say that the food and company were great! Everything I tasted was superb. Thanks to all of you who came and prepared such wonderful dishes!   We had a smaller crowd than last winter's feast, a Mike Apr 25, 2016 10:19 AM
Italian feast on Saturday - Hi gang!   We are still way behind on sign-ups, so please take a look at the menu and contact me.   Mike Mike Apr 18, 2016 9:32 PM
Hello? - Hi, gang!   We have less than two weeks until the next feast, but I have not heard from many of you. We'll need at least 25 people to make the feast worth having. So, if we can't get that many I will simply reschedule this feast for th Mike Apr 11, 2016 9:13 PM
Spring Feast April 23rd - Hi gang!   Just a reminder that our last feast of the season is scheduled for April 23rd. Please let me know what dishes you would like to prepare.   Thanks   Mike Mike Apr 7, 2016 5:07 PM
Best olive oils from Italy - Olive oils, like wines, vary in quality from year to year.  And like wines, even in the worst of years the best sources yield a fine product. R. Sergio S. Apr 5, 2016 9:56 AM
Spring feast is OPEN!!!! - Hi, gang! Maybe some of you have missed the announcement, but the spring feast is open and the recipes are up! Please see all the great dishes we have here: http://www.meet Mike Mar 29, 2016 2:04 PM
Spring feast now open! - Hi, gang!   The spring feast is now open!   Please read the event page and reply directly to me. http://www.meetu Mike Mar 24, 2016 1:25 PM
Video cooking demonstration - Hi gang!   Many of you have asked about cooking lessons, and so after much searching I finally found videos of three chefs whose talents in the kitchen are without peer:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?­v=igACA3iH728 Mike Mar 23, 2016 9:05 PM
Spring Feast - Mediterranean islands and Liguria is NOW OPEN!!!! - The spring feast is now open!   Please read the event page and reply directly to me. http://www.meetup.com/nightlif­e-641/events/229460434/ Mike Mar 23, 2016 11:35 AM
Menu selection - Hi gang!   Anyone who wants to help select the menu for the next feast can meet with me this week at Caffe Apropos (Michigan & West 3rd Ave) after 8PM.   Mike [masked] Mike Mar 14, 2016 2:15 PM
Guest lecture on the Italo-American experence - and food! - The Italian Club at OSU presents “ Cucina Nostra : Italian-American Celebrity Chefs and Representations of Ethnic Identity” a lecture by Professor Rocco Marinaccio (Manhattan College) R. Sergio S. Mar 8, 2016 4:11 AM
Great feast! - Hi gang! Great party! I want to thank Mike Feb 24, 2016 2:20 PM
Great feast! - Mike Feb 24, 2016 12:54 PM
Great feast! - Hi gang! Mike Feb 24, 2016 12:06 PM
Great feast! - I hope everyone had a great time. Thanks to all who attended. We need to thank Ray Massa especially for making the Columbus Italian Club available to us, and for all his help during the dinner. Our next feast (date to be determined) wil Mike Feb 24, 2016 11:38 AM
Re: [nightlife-641] Feast Cstoms (vital for a spendid time) - Great job as usual Angelo! Sent from my iPad On Feb 19, 2016, at 9:47 PM, Angelo Campanella < michael m. Feb 21, 2016 12:36 AM
Feast Cstoms (vital for a spendid time) - This Feast is always a roaring (lots of people talking and eating) success. Host Mike has excellently covered the menu choices and wine selections, so I'll just talk about procedures to make all go smoothly from doorbell to departure. 2 Angelo C. Feb 19, 2016 9:47 PM
Announcements regarding feast this Saturday - Hi, gang!   Please be sure to have everything you need for your dish before the last minute. We still need more food: Polenta Mike Feb 16, 2016 4:05 PM
A film of the ItaloAmerican heritage - The film Pane Amaro (Bitter Bread) tells the story of Italians settling in their new home across the sea. They shared a common European heritage with our founding fathers including William Paca (Pecci) who was a signer of the Declaration of Independenc R. Sergio S. Feb 2, 2016 1:27 PM
Winter feast now open! - Let's eat! The menu is up, and the feast is now open! http://www.meetup.com/nightlif­e-641/events/227177335/ Please write to me Mike Jan 25, 2016 10:41 AM
Menu posting tomorrow - Hi gang!   I should have the final menu posted by tomorrow evening. At that time, you may sign up for dishes.   Mike Mike Jan 24, 2016 8:27 PM
Recipe selection - Hi, gang!   I'll be working on the menu this week. You can help me if you wish, just let me know. I'll be at Caffe Apropos (W 3rd & Michigan) in the evening.     Mike Mike Jan 19, 2016 10:00 AM
Winter feast date set - Hi, gang! The winter feast date has now been set. It will be held February 20th. Our menu will consist of dishes from the northeastern Italian  regions of  Veneto, Friuli, and Trentino-Alto Adige. Details and recipes will follow in du Mike Dec 2, 2015 10:01 PM
Il Pranzo di Natale - Christmas luncheon with friends 6 December - There are 25 Italophiles from the Columbus Italian Meetups and Ital R. Sergio S. Nov 30, 2015 2:55 PM
Frankie will sing tears to your eyes and joy to the children. - Do not forget to  celebrate this holiday season at a Sinatra Tribute; You will have a great time and the kids will love you for it! R. Sergio S. Nov 24, 2015 11:58 AM
Re: [nightlife-641] La cena di Natale - Christmas dinner with friends 6 December - Hi Sergio,    This is Lois from the Italian Feast...would you mind re sending t Lois L. Nov 23, 2015 11:25 AM
La cena di Natale - Christmas dinner with friends 6 December - Avete fatto una prenotazione per la cena di Natale? Time is running out - have you reserved yet? . . ==> Sunday 6 December at 1 PM to 3 PM  <==  . . R. Sergio S. Nov 23, 2015 11:14 AM
Get into the holiday spirit! - 'Tis the Season   After Mike's Festa Adriatica it's time to l R. Sergio S. Nov 9, 2015 4:20 PM
RE: [nightlife-641] Wonderful feast! - ray m. Nov 9, 2015 10:18 AM
Wonderful feast! - Hi, gang!   Our autumn feast was great. It was wonderful to see so many well-prepared dishes. There were some new faces, and a good-sized crowd.   Thanks to all who attended!   Mike Mike Nov 9, 2015 9:38 AM
Last-minute announements -   Hi, gang!   Don't forget to pick up some southern Italian wine! For your convenience, I have placed a few bottles in a box on the floor in front of the Italian section at Gentiles wine shop at King Ave. & North Star Ave. Mike Nov 6, 2015 2:22 PM
A few items needed still - Hi, gang!   We still need a couple of dishes to be prepared, in particular the pizza Margherita and a few others. Please let me know if you can make them.   Also, please make sure you have all of your ingredients well Mike Oct 31, 2015 11:45 PM
November 7th feast coming soon! -     Hi, gang! There are some new members who joined since last spring, and I would love to hear from you.   Please look at the event page (link below) and select a few recipes that you can make (the ones in b Mike Oct 26, 2015 1:58 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Feat Emulations - No problem, just making sure. Linda Browning [address removed] Linda B. Oct 21, 2015 8:30 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Feat Emulations - Hi gang! Mike Oct 21, 2015 8:28 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Feat Emulations - Mike Oct 21, 2015 8:18 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Feat Emulations - Are the roasted peppers considered antipasto? And where do the stuffed tomatoes fit? Linda Browning [address removed] Linda B. Oct 21, 2015 6:28 PM
RE: [nightlife-641] Feat Emulations - Very nice! Good suggestions! Karen Oct 21, 2015 5:06 PM
Feat Emulations - We all have enjoyed these Feasts in the past. I'd like to propose two improvements that will add to the joy and pleasure of that evening. 1- The antipasto is intended to be informal, early and simple, to wit: Angelo C. Oct 21, 2015 4:49 PM
Wine - Hi, gang!   The regions of Campania and Puglia produce some of the finest red wines in all of Italy. The region around Rome produces little red, but the white wine known as Frascati is abundant and inexpensive. Some excellent wine come Mike Oct 19, 2015 11:11 AM
Let's go! - Hi, gang! The feast is now open. Please see the event page for instructions:   http://www.meetup.com/nightlif­e-641/events/225791089/ Mike Oct 15, 2015 10:03 PM
Final recipes - Hey, gang, I am almost done with the menu. Only the desserts remain. If anyone wants to help me choose them, I'll be at Caffé Apropos tonight after about 8:30. Mike Oct 14, 2015 5:35 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Help with recipes - Hi Mike, I can make it Thursday 815ish or so. See ya then... Chris ------------------------------­-------------- On Wed, 10/7/15, Mike wrote: Subject: Re: [nightlife-641] Help with recipes To: nightlife-641-announce@meetu Chris Oct 7, 2015 10:36 AM
Re: [nightlife-641] Help with recipes - Hi Mike...Lois here...I would LOVE to be a part of choosing the recipes...BUT I have a huge show this weekend & we are moving, so I am in the midst of boxes, etc. Lois L. Oct 7, 2015 10:00 AM
Re: [nightlife-641] Help with recipes - Mike Oct 7, 2015 9:53 AM
Help with recipes - Hi gang!   If anyone wants to help me select recipes, let me know right away. We usually do this at Caffe Apropos on W 3rd Ave. at Michigan Ave. I'll bring a bunch of cook books and we'll select what we need!   Mike Mike Oct 2, 2015 8:46 PM
Feast set for November 7th. - Hi, gang! The autumn feast date has now been set. It will be held November 7th. Our menu will consist of dishes from the southern Italian  regions of  Lazio, Campania, Basilicata, and Puglia, along the Appian Way. I will get t Mike Oct 2, 2015 8:43 PM
Re: [nightlife-641] Non dimenticare stasera: Don't forget about tonight! - Plz remove me from the distribution list. Thank u Sent from my iPhone On May 11, 2015, at 6:52 AM, R. Sergio Simon < Kim May 11, 2015 7:12 AM
Non dimenticare stasera: Don't forget about tonight! - Meet and Greet (in Italian and English) TONIGHT, 7 PM, at Cafe Napolitana (40 No. High) 30 of your fellow Italophiles will be there and they would miss your smiling face if you were to forget to come! R. Sergio S. May 11, 2015 6:52 AM
Where to find those special Italian ingredients? - Here is one new option in Columbus: R. Sergio S. May 4, 2015 3:45 PM
Set theory, Italian style - Next Monday 11 May at 7 PM: Cafe Napolitana! Next monday there is an opportu R. Sergio S. May 4, 2015 12:47 PM
Mangiamo a Napoli! - Or if you cannot make the short flight to Naples in May, how about some great food and drink at a fun location nel centro della cità - presso Cafe Napolitana. Parliamo!    Mangiamo!  &  Beviamo! R. Sergio S. Apr 28, 2015 12:32 PM
New fish recipe - Hi, gang!   I added another recipe for fish (halibut with fava beans), since we expect to have around 45 in attendance.. It's a Sicilian recipe, but fava beans are common in Tuscan cooking, so no-one will know if we keep it a secret! T Mike Apr 24, 2015 9:51 AM
Ribollito soup - Hi, gang:   Sergio will be making the Ribollito soup. Angelo will be making Minestrone soup. Mike Apr 23, 2015 8:31 PM
Ribollita soup - Hi, gang:   Due to unforeseen circumstances (his mother's illness), David Kershner will be unable to attend and make the Ribollita soup. If anyone can step up and fill his shoes and make the soup, it would be very much appreciated. If Mike Apr 23, 2015 8:03 PM
Final reminders for feast Saturday April 25th - Hi, gang!   We are now all filled up for the feast.   Please remember to identify your dish by placing a sticker on it with the name of the dish and your name, so that we don't have to open them to see what is inside. Mike Apr 23, 2015 11:47 AM
Disposable dishes etc. - Hi, gang! These are very inexpensive reusable/disposable plates and cutlery. They are available at the Kingsdale Market District for around $10 for a service of 8. http://www.g Mike Apr 20, 2015 4:34 PM
Final preparations and wine for upcoming Tuscan feast April 25th - Hi gang! Preparations: If any of you have not done so, please review your recipes, and remember to scale them to 10 (or 20) servings (recipes given in books are usually for 4 or 6 servings). Please make sure your ingredients are a Mike Apr 19, 2015 9:15 PM
Upcoming feast April 25th - Hi, gang!   If you want to invite some friends to join us on the 25th, please do so now, and ask them to sign up for the group as members. This will allow them to read all the material on the site and get a good idea of what to expect. Mike Apr 14, 2015 10:55 AM
Reminder about Tuscany-Umbria feast on April 25. - Hi, gang:   I still have not heard from many of you about the Tuscany-Umbria feast. Please let me know what you can bring and we'll add you to the list!     Mike Mike Apr 1, 2015 10:45 PM
Expand your Italian Cooking with Classes in April - Great Italian cooking isn't just about nona’s recipes - it's about the techniques that could be taught only hands-on and in person. We have a great feast coming up in April - time to put your cooking skills R. Sergio S. Mar 30, 2015 2:27 PM
Wine - Hi gang! I must have screwed up the links before. Sorry! Many of you already know that there are many excellent wines from Tuscany. The cheapest are plain 'Chianti' with no further designation. Mike Mar 11, 2015 11:42 AM
Wine - Hi gang! Many of you already know that there are many excellent wines from Tuscany. The cheapest are plain 'Chianti' with no further designation. Within the Chianti zone there are several sub-zones, the most importan Mike Mar 11, 2015 11:23 AM
Choices - Hi, gang:   To clarify:   I am not asking you to make four dishes, just to send me four choices so that we don't have several people asking to make the same one dish. I usually ask members to make one or two dishes. Mike Mar 9, 2015 4:37 PM
Spring feast - Tuscany & Umbria is OPEN!!!! - Hi gang! I have posted the recipes on the event page, and we are open now! To attend, visit the event page here: http://www.meetup. Mike Mar 9, 2015 10:50 AM
April 25th date set for Tuscany & Umbria feast - Hi gang!   Just wanted to make sure everyone knows that the date for the spring feast is fixed for Saturday April 25th. The recipes will be posted by late this week, and then we will start taking your dish choices and entering your R Mike Mar 3, 2015 10:20 AM
Recipes for spring feast - If anyone wants to help pick recipes for the spring Tuscany/Umbria feast, please contact me at 623-8640. We will be doing some of this tonight.   Mike Mike Feb 27, 2015 2:13 PM
Region/date for Spring feast - Hi gang!   The poll is running 8 to 3 in favor of Tuscany/Umbria over Rome/Naples. Let me remind everyone that the best food in all of Italy (in my opinion) is that of Rome, even if the scenery of Tuscany is better.   Mike Feb 20, 2015 1:58 PM
Poll: Regions for spring dinner - Hi, gang! I have started a poll for the spring dinner: http://www.meetup.com/nightlif­e-641/polls/1195721/ You can choose Tuscany + Umbria or Rome + Naples Mike Feb 9, 2015 10:00 PM
Spring feast poll - Hi, gang!   You have two choices:   1) Rome & Naples   2) Tuscany & Umbria   The poll is here:   h Mike Feb 8, 2015 10:41 PM
What a feast! - As promised by Jupiter himself, the weather was ideal for our winter feast.   Mike Feb 8, 2015 10:36 PM
Weather looks great for tomorrow's feast - Hi, gang:   Well, it looks like we won't have to worry about snow tomorrow. The forecast is for a high of 48 and a low of 36. So, there won't be a repeat of last year, when we had to cancel due to the heavy snowfall in the morning. Mike Feb 6, 2015 10:29 AM
Weather looks great for tomorrow's feast - Hi, gang:   Well, it looks like we won't have to worry about snow tomorrow. The forecast is for a high of 48 and a low of 36. So, there won't be a repeat of last year, when we had to cancel due to the heavy snowfall in the morning. Mike Feb 6, 2015 10:28 AM
OK, last-minute details for our Abruzzo feast on Saturday - Hi, gang!   Hope you are all hungry!   Looking over things now that the dust has settled, I see that we could probably use more Eggplant Parmesan. Chris Kurtz is making some, but based on past experience, this has been Mike Feb 4, 2015 12:34 PM
Final reminders for Saturday's feast - Hi, gang:   Just some final reminders:   1) If you are bringing guests, please let me know how many and what they can cook by the end of today, so that they can find their ingredients for their dishes.  Make sure Mike Feb 3, 2015 2:21 PM
Final call for February 7th feast - Hi, gang!   Several of you have contacted me over the last few days about bringing guests. Please don't wait till the last minute to get back to me about this. Please let me know by tomorrow, Tuesday February 3rd, who is coming and w Mike Feb 2, 2015 3:28 PM
Still room in upcoming feast February 7 - Hello, everyone. I have a feeling some of you may be hesitating to commit to the February 7th feast because of worries, or, for the more timid among you, the fears of possible bad weather. I want to assure all of you that I have it on good aut Mike Jan 28, 2015 10:15 PM
Upcoming feast is OPEN!!!! - Come one, come all to the great Abruzzo feast! We have only three weeks, and we still have lots of room. So if you have been hesitating, now's your chance! We have some wonderful recipes for this feast! You know what to do....just write to me with four Mike Jan 19, 2015 9:45 AM
Upcoming feast February 7th - It's all about the soup! http://youtu.be/HuxnaHiiiqM Our Abruzzo/Molise feast is coming up soon, so get ready for the biggest and best feast we have ever had! The holidays are over, and soon you will be missing the warmth and co Mike Jan 8, 2015 10:32 AM
Upcoming feast February 7th - It's all about the soup! http://youtu.be/HuxnaHiiiqM Our Abruzzo/Molise feast is coming up soon, so get ready for the biggest and best feast we have ever had! The holidays are over, and soon you will be missing the warmth and co Mike Jan 8, 2015 10:32 AM
Traditional Italian Festival: Carnevale Masked Ball Feb 1 - Hi gang, If we all stay active then perhaps we’ll get through this winter in good shape!  There should be enough going to make that possible. . . For R. Sergio S. Jan 5, 2015 3:20 PM
[nightlife-641] Winter feast Abruzzo-Molise and southern Italy - Sheriff Andy Taylor says: "Hey listen, Barn', are you sure this Mike Dec 8, 2014 4:35 PM
Winter feast Abruzzo-Molise and southern Italy - It's gonna be big! Real big! Biggest thing Mayberry's ever seen! Mike Dec 7, 2014 7:43 PM
Are you ready for winter feasting? - Traditionally after the harvest when the grain is ground, the vegetables are stored, and the livestock are turned into hams and sausages, thoughts turn to feasting.  Nowhere is that more evident than in Italy.  The dishes might be simple but al R. Sergio S. Nov 24, 2014 4:10 PM
Italian Club open at 4:30 today - Hi All, I will have the Columbus Italian Club open at 4:30 for anyone wanting to come early for cooking, set-up and enjoying some early glasses of VINO!!!! Mike is no longer available for answering any questions for the rest of the day, so he aske ray m. Nov 1, 2014 2:00 PM
Last-minute announcements - Hi, gang! Please remember to bring your dish only partially cooked! It ma Mike Oct 31, 2014 10:24 AM
Don't forget! - . . . . . See you Saturday! . . . . . R. Sergio S. Oct 29, 2014 8:44 AM
RE: [nightlife-641] Ready for the feast this Saturday - R. Sergio S. Oct 28, 2014 12:30 PM

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