My name is Lisa and I was born and spent most of my life in Northeastern Italy, in a little town in the Friuli region. For one reason or another, my heart has always taken me away from my country. I traveled Europe and the United States — first as a curious tourist, then as a French and English student and an ambitious PR intern, and now as a military wife. Despite the strange force that has pulled me far from my homeland, I still find myself drawn every day to my family and heritage.
I grew up in a country rich in culinary traditions and in a family where meals are [usually] long, made of multiple courses, and shared by many; where an extra plate is always set for unexpected guests; where problems are healed and successes are celebrated — all around the table, in the company of great food and house wine. My mom is, and has always been, the engine behind all this. Her love, wisdom, generosity, and amazing cooking skills are part of my heritage, which I imported to my new home in Florida. Cooking Italian food has become a way to warm my soul, show my love to my husband, and stay connected to my roots.
I also love photography, and enjoy experimenting with lighting and composition. While I’m most drawn to street photography, Florida can get too darn hot for photo shoots, so I started taking pictures of the meals I prepared. A blog seemed a natural way to bring together and share two great passions of mine.
I hope my photos make you hungry and my recipes find a way to your table.
I’m thrilled to have you here!