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The travels of Chef Luigi

Welcome to Beautiful North East Pennsylvania! 
Nov. 18, 2011 8:35 pm 
Updated: Dec. 1, 2011 11:03 am
Bon Giorno!
I have arrived in Pennsylvania to visit with All Recipes Anissa! My visit with Doug and his a wonderful family was great. I feel like a I just a left a Celebrity's house. That Doug, he issa such a great man to create that campaign to Respect The Bird! Thank you for a having me!
Me a got to Anissa's house late Tuesday evening. Anissa was a no expecting me so early so I wait on the deck for her. (Do not a worry. Her pup, she keep an eye on me through the big glass door)
Anissa, she work late and came home so excited to see me and was a worried that I would be ok. She help me out of my travel gear and give me a big glass of her favorite Iced Tea because I was a little thirsty. Then she a introduce me to the pup that keep an eye on me. Her name is a Judy Rose and she is such a Bella. She give me a big kiss, but she was a more excited to see her Momma! (me a think it was a because she had to go outside)
So then we sit down anna chat about my trip to see Doug anna what Anissa was gonna show me while I am a here. Anissa, she a say she lives in Duryea which is right down the road from The Pizza Capital of the World, Old Forge, PA! She says that she grew up inna the little town and they have over 15 Italian/Pizza Restaurants. Now that is a lotta Mangia! She say their pizza is not like a New York pizza, but a square like a Sicilian pizza and very hard to choose which one she like the best. I canna wait to have some.
Then she tell me that a she work in a city called Scranton. I say, "Like the city from the TV show The Office"? Anna she say, "Yes"! (They no really film it there, but lots of landmarks are in the show) She say we are gonna go and see them and lots of other beautiful things.
While we were a chatting, Anissa's Fiance, Mr. Al come home. She no tell him that I got here and he is a so surprised to see me. He shout out "Chef Luigi is here"! Then a he tell me he that he has a few surprises for me too. Holy Canoli!
The weather here was a bit chilly and rainy the last day, but this morning it wassa sunny and beautiful! We went out onna deck and Anissa says she is sad that I did not get to see the beautiful fall leaves on the trees. A few weeks ago, they had a some snow that make all the leaves fall, but I still think it is pretty.
Me a looking forward to a week of surprises and Mr. Al let me in on a little secret that he is gonna treat Anissa to one of her favorite restaurants and I get to go!
Me a will keep you posted..
Hanging out with Anissa in the kitchen
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Chef Luigi meets Judy Rose
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No more leaves on the trees!
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Nov. 19, 2011 4:53 am
You are one lucky Chef. I would love to see PA and visit with Anissa. Enjoy that pizza!
Nov. 19, 2011 7:23 am
Chef Luigi - Enjoy your time with Anissa! I'd love to get the chance to spend some time with her. Keep us posted on your adventures!!
Nov. 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Have a great time in PA, there is lots to see there.
Nov. 23, 2011 7:47 am
Chef Luigi, while the Old Forge BREWERY is not, actually, IN Old Forge, it is but a hop, skip, and a jump west on Rt 80 and has fantastic beer & fresh foods...you should get Doug et al to take you ;)
Nov. 23, 2011 8:04 am
*ANISSA et al*!
Nov. 27, 2011 11:50 pm
have a great time Chef!
Dec. 1, 2011 11:03 am
Oh....have fun with lovely Anissa! Wish I could join you, sure to be a good time with good company and wonderful food!
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About Me
Hello everyone! I'm Chef Luigi, Chef Tony's little brother. My brother Tony got a new job, so I am now the new Allrecipes traveling Chef. I'll be traveling from home to home; cooking and having fun. I can't wait to visit everyone!
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook EVERYTHING!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I have to admit cooking with my brother Tony is my favorite tradition. We've been cooking together since we were kids. Sitting on counters watching and learning.
My cooking triumphs
When my brother Tony said I'm a better cook than he is! Ha :)
My cooking tragedies
There are too many to list, but that's how you learn, right?
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