Why I do what I do
I believe food is culture. It is what makes us tick. This is what I aim to convey through my work as private chef and educator.
I notice that most Americans do not have an intimate connection with their food. However, since my arrival to this country, I was happy to find a curiosity and hunger in this country about how Italians (and most other cultures) live food. This curiosity of often taken advantage of by companies offering "authenticity" through expensive products and services. For me, this is akin to giving a hungry man a fish.
I'd rather teach him to fish.
Indeed, Italian food can teach you much about living a good life. I hope to share these values to everyone who learns, cooks and eats with me!
Simplicity and quality of ingredients.
Harmony of the senses, all five senses when putting these ingredients together
Community - People collaborating together make good food, and conversely, good food brings together good people.
Time/Patience/Love/FUN - the more time and thought you put into food, the more it gives back!