Hi, my name is Enzo. I’m a Food and Nutrition student at the University of Leeds, currently on placement at Waitrose as a Nutrition Assistant.
I’m hugely inspired by Italian food. The simplicity, the focus on fresh ingredients and the distinct regionality, for me, are only a few examples of what makes it so special. As you can probably tell my by name I have an Italian family background, so it’s the food I know best and have grown up with. In 2016 my sister and I travelled around Italy and the South of France for nearly 5 weeks on an incredible food and wine tour. You can read about our experiences under the Italy section of my blog menu.
Having studied Food Technology and now studying for a degree in Food Science & Nutrition, I have a wide theoretical knowledge of cooking and baking, as well as nutrition and health related issues. I aim to share this knowledge through my recipes, and pass on helpful skills, techniques and advice to help with your home cooking. As a student, I hate waste and try to cook healthy and affordable meals, although you can’t always be good so I have plenty of indulgent recipes to enjoy occasionally too.
I don’t just do Italian food, my recipes are inspired by many different cuisines and styles. I’m a meat eater, but make a mix of tasty vegetarian, meat and fish recipes because I don’t believe in eating meat just for the sake of it being on the plate. In terms of health and nutrition, I strongly believe in enjoying things in moderation. I’d sooner enjoy a piece of red meat or some proper buffalo mozzarella occasionally than have chicken and reduced fat mozzarella all the time. The key message in nutritional literature is about balance – rather than making sacrifices and following fad diets. Life is too short to cut out half the wonderful foods out there!
In essence, I aim for my food to be delicious, visually attractive and healthy. I hope you are inspired to make something you never thought or knew you could make.