I grew up in Florence in a classic Italian family that is still extremely, sometimes infuriatingly fussy about the food they eat. They will admit only the best ingredients, and those are usually grown on the family estate, situated on the hills around Florence. My parents still produce their own wine, olive oil, vegetables and fruit for themselves and others to enjoy.
I learned to cook when I was a little girl from my mother and my grandmother, and I now include those delicious dishes in dinner-parties for small family gatherings or for big events for up to a hundred people.
I make all the dishes myself, including the bread and the pasta, which I roll out by hand with the wooden rolling pin. My recipes are made with local ingredients from the Cotswolds and some Italian ingredients, including some products of our family estate.
“Giovanna catered for a large family gathering at South Hill Farmhouse in Stow to celebrate my mother in law’s 90thbirthday and served the most delicious home-made Italian food. Her menu suggestions were perfect and her care regarding certain food allergies was amazing. The whole evening was outstanding from canapes to petit fours. The kitchen was […]