Hi :: Ciao! I’m Cindy Swain

I’m a professional recipe writer & photographer,

wine sommelier and brand ambassador.

I’m from Washington State, USA,

and for the past 8 years I’ve been living

in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

I’ll teach you how to make easy

vegetarian and pescatarian recipes.

Join me during my cooking classes

and Italian food tours to discover the secrets 

to healthy food made simple.

Hi! I’m Cindy Swain

I’m a professional recipe writer & photographerwine sommelier and brand ambassador.

I’m from Washington State, USA,and for the past 8 years I’ve been living in Emilia Romagna, Italy.

I’ll teach you how to make easy vegetarian and pescatarian recipes.

Join me during my cooking classesand Italian food tours to discover the secrets to healthy food made simple.

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Easy RECIPES

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10 FOOD TRENDS AT THE 2017 WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO

WHAT IS THE FANCY FOOD SHOW? Mr. Italicano and I visited the Winter Fancy Food Show (or FFS) in San Francisco in January. FFS is a trade show held twice a year in America: the winter edition is held in San Francisco and the summer edition is held in New York City. At...

DINNER IDEAS

Octopus with Sweet Tropea Onions

Cooking octopus seems difficult, right? After all, you typically find this delicious delicacy in fancy restaurants at an extravagant price or in gourmet food & wine magazines. Want to know a secret? It’s as easy as cooking pasta. You just plop the octopus in...

EASY APPETIZERS

Holiday Quinoa Salad

I’ve never found fresh cranberries in Italy, only dried. Normally it wouldn’t be a problem; after all, I only ever eat fresh cranberries at holiday meals like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Yet, it’s now approaching 2 years since my last cranberry fix; two years since...

HEALTHY DIPS & SAUCES

2 Tips for the Perfect Blender Hummus 

I absolutely adore hummus. It’s one of my favorite go-to recipes when I entertain guests as it’s the perfect appetizer for everyone: vegans, vegetarians, non vegetarians, lactose intolerant, gluten-free.   I also love having it in my fridge for a healthy snack or to...

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PAST EVENTS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

San Francisco, USA

Williams-Sonoma

Thursaday, January 19th, 12-2pm

Saturday, January 21th, 12-2pm

Address: 340 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

MY FAVORITE TOOLS

smeg stand mixer smeg blender
smeg toster modena vinegar
smeg kettle temp
flavor bible

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I love hearing from you and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible!

Hope to hear from you soon or meet you in person someday for a coffee 🙂

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