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Hello, Saucies! We're just a couple months out from the World Food Championships, and we're getting so excited! In anticipation for November, we thought it would be fun to share a sweet story from our WFC runner-up competitor, Lisa Keys. As we were coordinating with Lisa about registering for the event, she sent us a note about the team name she chose and its special meaning. We asked her permission to share it:

My best friend, Lynn, is my sous chef. She is my son’s godmother, and I have always referred to her in Italian (I am half Sicilian and 100% Italian) as my “comare”. Here is more of a definition:

"Comare... women used this term... [to describe other women in their group] to honor a close bond of mutual assistance."(Guglielmo, 2010). It was a woman who worked with other women while the men were in the fields, they relied on each other for support in Sicily in the early 1900’s.

When my son passed away, Lynn never left my side for a week. I am so honored to have her cook with me and so our team name (as we both are suffering with hot flashes right now-lol): "Too Hot Comares”.

We loved Lisa's story, and we cannot wait to cheer them on at the World Food Championships this November! Check our Lisa's blog here.

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