So cute yet so tasty.

One of the hardest parts of being a chef is having to cook pretty animals.. it does feel bad at times. I did not eat the hermit crab in this picture which was taken at Xcacel in Riviera Maya! Blame on me for feeding junk to this little guy but he insisted! A picture tells…

The team on a caramel popcorn mission.

A easy as you may think making caramel popcorn may be, try making 2kg of popped corn at the time… more then four hands needed! A picture tells more than a thousand words… Your host Italia

Hosting a Gatsby wine and vintage food tasting.

While working at Rosewood Mayakoba as a food and beverage manager I had the pleasure to host a Gatsby themed dinner in which the idealism of the jazz age mixed with the old style of Italian mafia. Great Italian classics with gorgeous Mexican wines. A picture tells more than a thousand words… Your host Italia

Let the feast go on!

My family has always been a prosciutto lover and believe it or not this baby lasted only 2 days! The hand carving was though at the beginning and slices were coming up very thick but slowly it came our pretty good! Of course we kept the fat for future dishes. A picture tells more than…

This is what I call a real treat!

Whether it is Spanish serrano ham or Italian prosciutto, the feeling of buying the whole thing is indescribable. Carving piece by piece and being able to decide the thickness and better yet the pairing with the right wine and some artisanal bread is just fantastic!! A picture tells more than a thousand words… Your host…