I grew up watching my mother and aunt cook Italian food influenced by their own mother who grew up outside Napoli. I saw the passion that went into cooking food for the people you love, and I was hooked early on. Since then I’ve also developed a love for my husband’s French family’s cooking and spent a good amount of time eating my way through France. These two cuisines share similar principles: use good quality and fresh ingredients, keep the dishes simple and it’ll be naturally delicious.
I get genuinely excited thinking about food – what I’m going to cook or where I’m going to eat. It’s the focal point of my day. I love experiencing different cuisines. On weekends you’ll find me at a ramen bar, a Jewish deli, a small family run Italian restaurant, a pop up Mexican food truck or a classic British pub.
Food makes life worth living to the fullest. It brings people together – laughing, smiling, happy and satisfied. What’s not to get excited about? We should live to eat, not eat to live.
As a New Yorker living in London, I’m always on the search for the best bagel in town so give me a shout with your suggestions!