Italians Giulia Sereni and Sara Burro are kindred spirits, especially when it comes to cooking.
Sereni, 29, came to Baltimore from Milan in 2013 for her husband Andrea Banzatti's job as an astronomy researcher for the Space Telescope Science Institute on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. She is a stay-at-home mother of two young children. The family lives in Towson.
Burro, 30, came last June to Baltimore, where her husband, Dr. Andrea Fava, is an immunology researcher and resident at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. They live in Canton, where Burro is a home-based organizer of business events.
The two women were introduced by the former owners of...