The homemade pastas, the cheeses, the sausages, and the wines were wonderful. Desserts were awesome too. I kept e-mailing my photo editor, Chris Scaptura, things like "I wish you were here because I had the most wonderful dinner last night," and I'd describe the menu in detail. Then he would reply and describe in detail how his Italian grandmother used to make the dishes. Oh yes, we also exchanged e-mails concerning the photo coverage too.