Cucina is the Italian word for kitchen and cuisine, as we use the same word for different meanings.
Cucina as kitchen is where I spend and have spent most of my life, not only at work, but of course in my household with my family and friends. It’s a warm and relaxing place for me, and there’s nothing better for me than cooking for those closest to me. The love I have for food and cooking manages to bring everyone around a common table, which unfortunately for many people these days, is a rare occurence.
Cucina as cuisine becomes quite complicated and philosophical in my opinion. Classic, regional and modern are all examples of present cuisines. I strongly believe that there’s a meal for every occasion, with various cuisines each having their own individual place. The best meal I’ve had in my life didn’t come necessary from a Michelin starred restaurant, but has been from a great and understated combination of atmosphere, location, good company and, of course, memorable food, drinks and service.
I describe my cooking as simple, fresh and seasonal, with different approaches called upon dependent on the occasion.
I love experimenting with new ideas and products, and continually challenging myself to extend on the knowledge of food I have gained throughout my years of cooking.