How did you get your start? I began writing my blog in 2014 as a way to collect recipes and as an online diary of sorts with anecdotes from my life in Venice. A few months after I started, my posts were featured in the Huffington Post and on larger food sites, and from there everything snowballed.
What did you want to be "when you grew up”? A tap dancer.
What do you dislike about your job? Working to tight deadlines. And keeping up with my emails.
Best advice you ever received? My father always used to say, “Give all, win all.”
What would you advise someone today? Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.
What is your work style? Fifties vintage dresses, a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats and a linen apron.
Does your job require a “dress code”? No, though my apron does come in handy. I’m a very messy cook.
Do people “get” your job? There are so many different facets to what I do—cooking, writing, blogging, photography, storytelling, managing social media channels, the list goes on—that I think sometimes it can be hard. But usually when I say that I write about food, people get it.
Name 3 characteristics required to do your job well. Passion, patience and warmth.
Greatest achievement to date? Teaching my four-year-old son to enjoy eating artichokes.
How would you define success? Waking up every morning excited about the day ahead.
Is time-off important? Some days I will switch off from social media; or when I’m travelling, a week or so might go by when I don’t write. But I genuinely love what I do and it’s rare that a day goes by when I don’t think about work in some way.