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 find beauty and balance to be crucial elements in my life as much as in my work. I love celebrating the joys of simple living. Seeking interest in the familiar and ease in the new. And infusing the everyday with meaning and mindfulness. 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 stories of people and things I love.

When telling a story, 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. My photography, too, is 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.

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Bio

Valeria is an Italian writer, photographer & author.

After earning a master’s degree in Food Culture from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, she took on communication and marketing roles in the food industry before pursuing writing and photography full-time.

She now contributes stories on matters of food, travel, culture and lifestyle to a wide array of publications. She also creates tailored content for selected brands and campaigns across the food, travel and lifestyle worlds. She is regularly invited to lecture on food and the media at conferences and workshops, and to mentor on food writing and photography at creative retreats.

Her words and images have appeared in papers and magazines including Monocle, Guardian, Suitcase, The Art of Eating, Traveller, Great Italian Chefs and more. From 2015 to 2017, she was 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.