I grew up in the Venetian countryside, in a village surrounded by miles and miles of farmland, in a family where food filled our conversations. Living in close proximity to the my grandparent’s vegetable garden, I learnt to see food as a cycle; to live in anticipation of each and every season; and to treasure the fruits of summer above all things.
Ironically, my interest in cooking began to take shape after I left home and went to college. The daily market proved a great source of inspiration and inexpensive seasonal produce. I would stock up and then move to my shared student kitchen to turn it all into decent meals that could go a long way. I came to enjoy the process very much, experimenting and spending an increasing amount of time in front of the stove.
Cooking aside, I became passionate about the cultural and historical side of food. I travelled with food at the forefront of my mind, read a number of food tomes, and started to scribble down my own food discoveries. And so, led by this increasing passion for the all-encopassing world of food, after graduation I decided to shift my career path and enrol in a masters in food studies instead. I never looked back.
I have been working in food and with food ever since – first, in a full-time communications job, and now as a food writer, recipe developer and photographer.
My Debut Cookbook