Food is life, family & heritage are the ingredients that represent us.
My entire life has been spent in the kitchen with my nonna, mother, aunties, uncles, loved ones, and my own children and family, it is the place where I am at my best.
All my experiences have brought me to a place in time that is right now. My passion to pass on the zest for life through Sicilian cooking is the driver for these cooking classes. My decades of work as a Sicilian chef have taught me that food can heal, food can link you to a forgotten heritage, food can stir up and reveal the essence of you.
It is my intention to inspire you to connect with food to share it across your table, you will find that food is your teacher. In food you find - appreciation, gratitude, and an amazing love for life. Food is more than simply nourishment or fuel for our bodies.
Food is used simply to communicate when families are sharing a meal, when you look back, it is the special times in life, when you sat at your table and took the time to eat a meal, the memories that you created for future generations are stored in the chronicles of their own minds. Unlocked at certain times of their lives, to create strength, and inspiration of unity of family for the future generations to come.
You create the trail to lead the way to family. Food is our teacher, the way we eat, what we eat and how we eat. The ingredients represent us, they nourish us, refuel, and inject us, to release gratitude, love, patience, and our wellbeing is the most important thing in life.
The process of sourcing beautiful ingredients, deciding what to cook to suit the season and the mood, then cooking in your own kitchen and finally, sitting down with your family and sharing a meal together is the greatest gift I can give you. Communicating your love and history and sense of self through food and connecting with your loved ones across the table is the greatest gift you can pass on to your family.
My vision is to unlock you to the heart of the table, with the intention to strengthen your families foundations this will improve your overhaul health and wellbeing for you and your family, creating a stronger family unit, Sicilian food is the foundation built from family values and tradition. It is healthy, seasonal and tailored especially from families, with centuries of life, the knowledge, wisdom that comes from each recipe sharing the stories of struggles, triumphs, famine, love, war and family, it is the benchmark established from the evidence of diverse cultures that left their influence in Sicily, today centuries later it is standing strong and represents the family unit in the community the very core to heart of the table.
Want to embrace all of Carmela’s heritage, love of food and life?
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