I just learned that today is Global Cat Day. So here is a global cat. Specifically, it’s an Italian cat. I was with a small group that was having a cooking lesson with a Tuscan chef, in her lovely old villa in the hills around Florence. After we finished making the meal, we stepped outside onto the patio to eat it. Her fluffy, green-eyed friend had already claimed one of the wicker chairs, and I couldn’t resist taking a photo. Then we sat down to a truly amazing meal. I can still taste the homemade pasta and perfectly fried squash blossoms.