Life is weather, life is meals.
— James Salter, Light Years
 
 

ABOUT

I am a writer, photographer, author and cook. I create culture-rich culinary, travel and lifestyle stories in which recount people, places and flavours through words and visuals, all the while combining my love for the aesthetically pleasing, the simple and the soulful.

 

 

philosophy

As a multipassionate creative, I seek meaning and pleasure in a wide range of subjects and life matters. I love the mundane as much as the lyrical, and the aspirational as much as the practical. Most of all, though, I love surrounding myself with people and things that tell a story – be that an inspiring artist, a beautifully-crafted object or a good glass of wine – and sharing the stories of people and things I love in return.

With my writing, I strive to create a sense of place and a narrative that encompasses culinary culture, craft, terroir, daily living and elements of art and design, all the while staying true to my voice and aesthetic. My photography is also an extension of my own life, in which I value simplicity and imperfection, and find inspiration in seasonal changes, natural tones and textures, and timeless objects.

These, in a nutshell, are the guiding values behind anything I create, including this space, where stories dovetail with visuals, thoughtfulness with wit, and passions with aspirations. Welcome.

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Bio

Valeria is an Italian writer, photographer & author.

After earning a BA in English Translation and Cultural Studies, and a MA in Food Culture and Communications, she worked in communication and marketing in the food industry before pursuing writing and photography full-time.

She now contributes stories and images on matters of food, travel, culture and lifestyle to a variety of publications. She also creates tailored content for commercial projects across the food, travel and lifestyle worlds. She is often invited to lecture on food culture at conferences, and to mentor on food writing and photography at creative retreats.

Her words and images have appeared in Monocle, Guardian, Suitcase, The Art of Eating, Traveller, Great Italian Chefs among others. For two years, she has been a food columnist for leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Valeria is the author of Veneto, a recipe book on the food of her origins, published by Faber & Faber.