Hi, I am Stefania! I live and work in Italy, but I am deeply in love with the USA. A lot of amazing things happen in my kitchen (sometimes they are also tragically funny!) which I like sharing with my guests and with you who have just get into my world, into my kitchenette.
I am not a chef, but I am really fond of the Italian traditions I have been passed down by my grandparents, genuine native of Ferrara. They taught me every secret of the real Italian cooking, not only that from Emilia Romagna.
I studied chemistry and pharmaceutical technologies, and then I took the degree in Pharmaceutical studies. A few years later I got interested in nutrition and I graduated for the second time in “Scienze degli Alimenti e della Nutrizione” (paired with two International masters) and now I work in my private office near Turin, where I see about 2000 patients per year. You are wondering if I really know Italian people’s lifestyle and food habits, aren’t you? Yes, definitely, yes! I get into there kitchens every single day!
I like helping people to find their physical balance, to stay healthy and prevent metabolic decease by eating moderate serving of good food. I love teaching people to take care of themselves. I am good at listening, I am quite sensitive and I can motivate my patients to hit their targets very well. Sometime I scold them a little bit, but I do that only for their sake!
In the past, I used to work as a journalist in a local paper: such a great experience; a huge responsibility for a quite young woman. I worked hard in the forefront to give the latest local news about my town for 5 unforgettable years.
I also played tennis as a semi-professional player for over 30 years; then I had to give it up because of a very serious back accident. All in a sudden I had to stop, it was a chance to think about what I really like to do.
What have I always loved? Being on a stage to talk about what I am interested in. Speak about it, explain it, look deeply into it!
I have held plenty of conferences and classes for over 150 people a time, and I have also taught Sport Nutrition at University of Turin.
I am definitely keen on communicating with people; I like reading their thirst for knowledge in their eyes. I like making them passionate, curious, and fond of something new.
I communicate, I speak a lot.
I do it in my blog completely dedicated to the women who suffer from the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), it is the first Italian website which has been dealing with PCOS for over 6 years.
And then…cooking, in my case, Italian cooking.
Yes, the kitchen is the place where everyone may take their time, relax and accept a few challenges. It is the place where you may carry out tasty experiments, make real hashes of things, where you can cook delicious dishes, or complete disasters too!
All the recipes which went wrong have helped me to prepare those dishes which really made my guests surprised. They usually asks me for a second and third serving!
The time has come, I would like to share every secret of mine with you, so welcome in my kitchenette.