This evening I join my former graduate student and her family for an Italian feast. I walk the few blocks from the campus to her apartment building. The street is busy as most streets in Shanghai are teeming with activity on most any day. It amazes me how much you can see when you walk rather than driving along the teeming streets of Shanghai. Laura and her husband greet me at the door with big smiles. I meet Peter’s wife Crystal and we hit it off immediately. Laura and Mimmo are busy with dinner preparations so Crystal and I visit while holding Laura’s month old daughter. Soon Laura’s mother, Mrs. Wu arrives with a sleepy Alessandro. It is not long before he is fully awake and busily zipping from his mother and father and checking out his baby sister, Camilla. They are the most beautiful children. Alessandro is full of energy and continues running from one person to the next. Dinner begins with pastrami, Italian sausage and crusty bread. I marvel at their ability to find such traditional Italian food in Shanghai. But if one knows where to shop, you can find almost anything you would like to eat. Homemade pasta is featured in the lasagna, followed by grilled squash and bell peppers, and concluded with delicious tiramisu. Well done Mimmo and Laura. My compliments to the chef. Bravisimo!