Hi and welcome to my website!!! My name is Ana and for the last 10 years I’ve been living and working in Rome, Italy as a consultant.
I was raised in Ireland but it was peppered with Italian influence. My dad is Italian and he immigrated to Ireland where he met and fell in love with my mum. Having an Irish mum and Italian father meant having strong cultural influences from both of my heritages from a very young age!! We as a family journeyed to Italy every summer to visit my grandparents and my extended Italian family. I still to this day vividly remember the aromas drifting from my grandmother’s kitchen when we came home from the beach every day. Aromas that you can find all over Italy, each one individual and each one not as good as your own grandmother’s.
My parents are restaurateurs and run a successful Italian restaurant in Ireland. Not only was I fortunate enough to eat great food all my life but I’ve also learnt so much about food and wine from them.
Moving to Rome has only made me more curious about Italian food and as a consultant I’m able to meet people from all over Italy and learn so much about all the many food traditions from so many of the regions of Italy. However, it’s a work in progress, one that for me will hopefully never end, as you need a lifetime to know everything about Italian culinary traditions as the food vastly varies so much from region to region.