My love for food
I madly LOVE to eat, that simple act so natural to man has become a lightning thrill that fleetingly runs through every corner and cavity of me. But I’m not talking about simply eating, I’m talking about tasting, smelling, living intensely. Because as Francois de la Rochefoucauld said, “To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art”.
So, to carry on this ideal and transmit to the world the ancient culture of my country, but in detail of my family, in August 2020 I decided to write a book: a simple set of pages that contain a wonderful story.
With the help of trusted family cooks I have reworked ninety of the best known and most sought after recipes here in the beautiful lands of Tuscany: from bistecca alla fiorentina to the classic cantucci, from pappa al pomodoro to stracotto alla fiorentina. I embarked on a journey splashing with life and joy, I laughed, joked and, above all, cooked. Flour in my hair, noise of rolling pins and many, many vegetables to cut.
Because you have to know, as I have learned myself since a few days ago since I am attending an intensive cooking course, that the cook’s job consists mainly in cutting vegetables and, as we say here in Tuscany, in “rigovernare” (i.e. putting them back in place).
But jokes aside, cooking is an art of infinite beauty, a river in flood of passion, curiosity, discoveries and flavors. I have tried to encapsulate in a few simple pieces of paper all my devotion to it, the respect I reserve for it, the love that accompanies me every time I turn on the stove.