Cooking Italian is a craftsman’s labour, the work of an Artisan of Flavour.
Welcome to The Artisan of Flavour and thanks for visiting. This article will give you a clearer idea of what the purposes of this blog are and what you will find reading its articles.
The guy on the left hand-side (in a fancy yellow tie!) is the person behind the blog: me. I am not always so fashionable, trust me hehe.
My name is Alessandro, I am 32, from Bologna (Italy) and I live in London (UK). I am very passionate about food and wine and of course, cooking. The idea of this blog came to me as I noticed a lack of online resources on proper Italian and Italian-inspired food. I would restate on the word proper as it is the core of this blog.
I do believe in things done properly, especially when it comes to what I eat. I believe in good food, slow food, as Carlo Petrini called it in back in the ’80s. Food created from the raw natural ingredients and prepared with dedication. Cooking Italian doesn’t mean merely combining ingredients together, it is about attitude: passion and accuracy make the difference. Being a good cook means giving the preparation of food the time, attention and care required. Cooking Italian is a craftsman’s labours, the work of an artisan of flavour.
Being a good cook means also being a good eater: it is essential to our development in the world of food that we take the time to enjoy what we are eating and pay attention to every little detail of what we taste. Building a background of experiences, flavours and sensations will make you grow around the hobs. For understanding how flavours work is key to make the correct decisions, the little ones that no-one can teach and can’t be listed and explained on a cooking book or a blog.
The blog is here to help you, with recipes, articles and insights on food and wine. I am lucky enough to have with me a terrific partner in taste: she is a little baking star and I am sure you will love her recipes and creations. Together we look forward to welcome you to our frequent readers and followers.
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When I’m not cooking, drinking wine or sharing recipes on this blog…
My taste is pretty old fashioned in everything I do, read, write, play or listen to. I’m extremely picky, quite competitive and sometimes argumentative, I can’t help myself…
I’m utterly addicted to music: mainly hard rock, classic rock, baroque and renaissance. But also goldies and swing. I play electric guitar and amongst the big passions of mine are also reading and writing. One day they will find me buried in books and albums.
I prefer theatre to the movies. I actually love theatre, pretty much anything from musicals to plays. I’m a big tennis fan (sport which I also play regularly) and I’ve been playing basketball for 20+ years. I love travelling and hiking: although I don’t think I would survive more than a couple of months in a city without a lively cultural life, my heart melts in front of a wild landscape or a well conserved village. Finally, I acknowledge dogs as best creatures on the planet.
To email me: firstname.lastname@example.org