ABOUT ME

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My dream has always been to live in Italy and have a health spa – and here I am in late middle-age finally starting to live my dream!

I think it was Nora Ephron who famously wrote that if you want to be happy, marry an Italian man – well I’m as good as married to one, a Feldenkrais movement teacher, and we have a small health studio near Bergamo in Northern Italy….so it’s “so far so good”! Check out the website: www.spaziof.org

I’ve always adored mucking about in a kitchen, cooking and experimenting with recipes old and new and to this end travel and food anthropology have always played a large part in my life. I’ve travelled extensively doing freelance cooking and catering (from cramped boat galleys to airplane hangers & rock band tours), made a pilot African food documentary (in Nelson Mandela’s homeland), researched and written recipes for many years for TV cooking programmes and written my own small cookbook.

As a member of The Slow Food Movement here in Italy I now like this idea of ‘slowing down’ and reconnecting to nature, to seasonal and traditional foods . Some say that it’s just my age…..and yes, that’s probably true!…..but still I’m enjoying exploring Italy, it’s food, meeting local farmers and food producers in the nearby mountains and lakes and matching all this wonderful produce with foods and spices from my travels.

I’m planning Italian weekend trips to these same places and including food demonstrations and classes – both traditional and new…..so please watch this space!

18 thoughts on “ABOUT ME”

  1. Beautiful website, really interesting and unusual recipes. Lovely, keep going!

  2. amazing recipes!! I especially admire your plate presentation and attention to details….
    I’ll definitely follow your blog from now 🙂 You may also like my friend’s blog (http://cookingwithitalian1.wordpress.com/) she’s American and lives with her Italian fiancé in London. Italian cuisine experimentations there too!

    • Grazie mille Obelia for your lovely comments and your follow….makes such a difference to get such great positive feedback! I will definitely go and check out your friend’s blog!

  3. LOVELY to meet you through my blog! Karen

  4. Your blog is wonderful, I love the stories and the amazing photos!

  5. Hi there, I love Italy, I love food, and I also strive for Slow Food, so this blog is perfect 🙂 I struggle to find good recipes, and this will be a good reference, thank you ! Graziella.

  6. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your comment!

  7. ….and thank you for following my blog!

  8. …..and thank you for following mine!

  9. Lovely blog, inspiring plans! If you ever plan to visit Abruzzo, let us know! 🙂

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