I was born and grew up in Venice, Italy. I live with my husband and two children in Pacific Palisades, California.With this blog, I would like to share my passion for Italian food. I love cooking, and taking pictures of my dishes. And I love talking about recipes. My close friends know well that I can talk about food for a long time!Cooking is fun because it's a creative experience. I like to search, explore and experiment new recipes all the time. And it is very relaxing: while listening to some nice music, the whole big kitchen to myself, just me and lots of ingredients to work with... Well this is the way I like to imagine my cooking experiences. As a mom of two young boys, most of my dinner preparations are done while checking math homework, looking for Lego pieces, quizzing for science tests, listening to violin practices, playing tickle monster ... I'm sure you got the idea!Even with a busy life, as all of us have, I like to find the time to prepare a homemade dinner for my family, because sharing a meal with my loved ones is an Italian tradition that I find very important. There is nothing as special as ending your day with your family or friends sharing a good conversation and a tasty homemade meal.Cooking Italian recipes can be easy, quick and fun. A lot of the recipes that I write are simple and fast to prepare, with step-by-step pictures and directions. I hope I can inspire and convince, at least some of you, that with not much time, some love and a good appetite you too can prepare amazing dishes.Buon Appetito!