Very soon I realized I wanted to be a cook, thats what we are in Italy, Cooks. It s something that I felt since I was 6 or 7 preparing fresh pasta at home or canned San marzano tomato for the winter or just cleaning beans at summer for all winter, I enjoy home very much.
What are your hobbies outside of the kitchen?
I love to travel, see new places and different ways of looking at things. I love food, of course, and all that goes around it. I also love movies and a great plate of pasta.
Everyone remembers their first encounter with burrata. What is yours?
I first started to work a lot with burrata here in California, with Di Stefano Cheese. In Italy it’s a very rare product that you do not find everywhere, just in little places in Puglia. In Milano when I first tasted burrata it was 2 pounds thin layer of delicate mozzarella and super milky creamy cheese, shipped from Andria a town in Puglia, wrapped in a huge tree leave. It was delicious. We paired it with figs and prosciutto, or fruits jams or spicy mostarda. Here in USA people seem to love this product. I think will soon replace mozzarella as an Italian best seller, after Parmigiano Reggiano.
If you could make dinner for one person, who would it be?
I would love for sure to prepare a dish for my mom, and see what she would think about that...
What it your favorite dish to cook and why?
My favorite dish to cook is risotto, typical dish from my hometown, Milano. I love also to prepare fresh homemade pasta like ricotta and spinach ravioli, with cow’s milk Di Stefano Cheese ricotta, tastes like Italy.
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November 2, 2017
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