About me :: Qualcosa di me

Qualcosa di me ⭐ in italiano

Once upon a time in Saint Petersburg.. photo: ©ArKey

Born in Italy, and brought-up between the city and the countryside with fresh and genuine foods, thanks to my family’s love for everything organic, sustainable, local and seasonal.
Photographer, trained chef and pastry chef, food stylist, blogger, experienced in multilingual content creation, and social media.
Rome, Paris, Moscow and NYC are the places I call home, hence a savvy traveler with a strong cross-cultural sensitivity, a creative and enthusiastic team player, very cool in chaos.

I’ve been collaborating, be it in words, pictures or recipes, with online and print publications like Appetibilis.net; FoodMeditation.net; Sale e Pepe Mondadori, Italy; TeleCafè Channel One Russia; Gourmet Traveler for Bread*Salt Magazine Russia; The Pastry Bible, Сulinary holidays and Sweet secrets notebook for Eksmo Publishing House Russia.

Member of the AIFB (Italian Food Blogger Association) – Currently holding a series of Food Photography and Food Styling Workshops, in collaboration with the photographer Lucia Zeccara. The classes are in Italian language, soon also in English, French (français), Spanish (español) and Russian (по русский).

Cooking, styling, taking pictures, writing and blogging… not necessarily in this order 🙂 “All rights reserved”

A pinch of my culinary adventures:

* Le Cordon Bleu Paris graduate, “Diplôme de cuisine”. I did my kitchen debut as an Intern at the restaurant “Pavilion Ledoyen”, 3-stars Michelin, under the Chef Christian Le Squer.
* École Ritz Escoffier graduate, “Diplôme de l’Art de la Pâtisserie Française”, chez l’Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme Paris, where I practiced my cooking skills in the kitchens of the restaurant “L’Espadon”, under the Chef Michel Roth, where I went from savory to pastry under the Chef Pâtissier Eddie Benghanem.



⭐ Italiano

@ Bread*Salt Magazine in Moscow

Qualcosa di me:
Sono nata all’ombra del Vesuvio e come lui sono sempre in attività. Fotografa, food stylist e blogger, con un trascorso in cucina e pasticceria. Essenzialmente girovaga – Roma, Parigi, Mosca e New York sono le città dove mi sento a casa. Tra un viaggio e l’altro fotografo, provo e invento ricette dolci e salate, preparo cibi e bevande per le riprese fotografiche, scrivo. Non necessariamente in quest’ordine.

La passione per la cucina mi è stata instillata dalla mia famiglia, il cui amore per tutto ciò che è locale e stagionale mi ha permesso di conoscere e apprezzare prodotti freschi e genuini: essere cresciuta tra la città e la campagna italiana è stato fondamentale.

Chio san and me at the Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme, Paris

Il mio debutto in una cucina professionale è avvenuto a Parigi presso il ristorante 3-stelle Michelin “Pavilion Ledoyen”, sotto la guida dello Chef Christian Le Squer. Dietro suo consiglio sono passata alle cucine del ristorante “L’Espadon” presso l’Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme Paris, prima in cucina sotto la guida dello Chef Michel Roth, poi in pasticceria con lo Chef Pasticciere Eddie Benghanem.

Ho collaborato e collaboro con testi, foto e ricette a pubblicazioni online e stampa, fra cui: Appetibilis.net; FoodMeditation.net; Sale e Pepe Mondadori; TeleCafè Channel One Russia; Gourmet Traveler per Bread*Salt Magazine Russia; The Pastry Bible, Сulinary holidays and Sweet secrets notebook per Eksmo Publishing House Russia.
Socia dell’AIFB (Associazione Italiana Food Blogger) – Organizzo workshops di Fotografia e Food Styling, in collaborazione con la fotografa Lucia Zeccara. Gli incontri sono in italiano, presto anche in inglese, francese (français), spagnolo (español) e russo (по русский)

Education

Languages and Cultural Mediation – “Roma Tre” University, Italy
[Lingue e Mediazione Linguistico-Culturale]

Visual Arts :: Arti Visive

“Photography”
IED, Rome, Italy – European Institute of Design;
[Fotografia, Istituto Europeo di Design, Roma, I].

“Commercial Photography Degree”
Institute of Photography and Integrated Marketing Communications – ISFIC, Rome, Italy;
[Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata, Roma, I].

“Documentary Filmmaking”
University of Southern California, School of Cinematic Arts, Summer Program – USC, LA, USA.

Culinary Arts :: Arti Gastronomiche

“Diplôme de Cuisine”
Le Cordon Bleu Paris, France – [The Cuisine Diploma].

“Master de Cuisine” and “L’Art de la Pâtisserie Française”
Ecole Ritz-Escoffier, Hôtel Ritz Place Vendôme Paris, France [Master of Cuisine and The Art of French Pastry].

“Cake Decorating and Sugarcraft”
Squires Kitchen International, Farnham, Surrey, UK.

“Food Styling Certification” with Delores Custer
CIA – Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY, USA.

“Italian Pastry Certification”
Gambero Rosso Schools, Rome, Italy, [Pasticceria Professionale].

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