Her internationally published book Versatile Cooking & Living Italian encapsulates the nature of who she is and what she enjoys doing. A writer, researcher, linguist, curator, events organiser and passionate cook, she considers herself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to dedicate herself to all her interests on a professional level.
Grazia is an Italian author (accartbooks.com), a passionate cook and foodie born in Milan and living in London. She learnt to cook from her Italian family of foodies who instilled in her the importance of the quality of the ingredients prepared with flair. Grazia sees food as nourishment of the body and the spirit. She considers conviviality to be an enriching daily life experience and she finds the aesthetic of a beautiful and well-laid out table an essential part of an enjoyable meal. This does not have to be fancy, yet natural, understated and with refined simplicity.
Grazia combines food with gastronomic history, art, anecdotes and legends.
Grazia offers a service called Gastronomic Experience, teaching the art of Italian cooking, whilst exploring the history and the anecdotes behind every dish cooked with her clients and then enjoyed together as a convivial meal - being business entertainment, a family occasion or a friends gathering.
Grazia loves researching not only through literature but also “on the ground” by travelling to foreign countries, undertaking research on gastronomic, historical, artistic, lifestyle, social projects commissioned by private clients and organisations alike.
With this in mind, a whole concept of ethical and humanitarian work stems from Grazia’s latest initiatives, which are a continuation on a bigger social scale of her work started as a mother within the family. A development from a family centered life - which Grazia sees as one of the essential fibres of society - to a more “social and humanitarian mother”, stretching her hand out from the family circle, and reaching out to a wider humanitarian and ethical work.... a mother’s job is never finished!... and can be performed on many levels... creating a movement of wellbeing, bringing harmony between men (the consumer) and Mother Nature (the provider). Thus, cherishing the enjoyment the beautiful abundance Nature can bring - also as an aesthetically pleasing experience - lived responsibly through ethical sourcing, production and projects.
Gastronomy, food, history, traditions and art merge with the awareness of the need of a continuous respectful relationship with Mother Nature.
A new book is in the making.