Italian cuisine will always have a special place within my heart (and my stomach). One of the first jobs I had was being a hostess at a restaurant in Toronto named Verona. This was where I had my first bowl of risotto and learned why cognac was in a cream sauce and how ricotta was added to desserts. That summer at Verona taught me a lot about the service industry and developed my interest in food. Two years later, I was able to visit Italy and made a stop in Verona. With the sceneries from Romeo & Juliet and endless pasta and pastries in sight, it felt surreal to be in the city that inspired the restaurant that started my culinary interests.
Recently at I was able to attend the Flavour Your Life event featuring Redoro, an Olive Oil maker from Verona. Thanks to Linda’s invite, I got to learn about how the city that has impacted me so much is leaving a mark within the olive oil industry.Read More