One of the first things John and Jackie found in common was their European heritage. Their Italian and French mothers were young military brides who, barely speaking a word of English, bravely relocated to America to start their new lives. As residents of Bankers Hill, savoring food and wine with friends and family has remained a core part of John and Jackie’s lives. They raised their families with their traditional styles of cooking. Growing up, their homes were the gathering place for friends and family, always a pot on the stove and an abundance of incredible meals to be shared by all.