I was born and grew up in Rome. Within the walls of the Eternal City I took my first steps and learned to cook. I am the only child of Giuseppe and Lina D'Epiro.
I have always possessed a vivid imagination, a distinct personality, and a pretty good way of communicating. These qualities have served me well in life and especially during the school years. I was a very good poet and song writer. Transporting emotions and dreams into words came easily to me. Some of my works were so well written that they were published in local newspapers. I was also a very talented actor. In almost any play I received the lead role. Before I became too busy, I appeared in a few TV shows and news report.
Since my childhood I have had two great passions: cooking and sports. As a true Italian I am mad about soccer. My favorite team is AS Roma, and I have supported them since I was born. Even to this day, while working or traveling, I always have my yellow and red scarf and a little fluffy wolf. These are the colors and symbol of my city and her team. For me it's a little like being present at the stadium and cheering with the other fans. I played soccer and so many others sports in my life, always very well. But, I have to tell you about my true love, Rugby. I played this sport at a very high level for more than ten years. I trod the toughest fields of Italy and around the world, always wearing the colors of the glorious AS Rugby Frascati. I learned from this rough and loyal sport to have respect and to do my very best on the field as I do in life and cooking.
I fell in love with cooking as a child, when I would help my mother while she was cooking. Attempting to prepare pastries, tarts, and cakes, I enjoyed kneading dough and dirtying myself with flour. Unfortunately, the results of my endeavors were not always good; but with patience, zeal and perseverance I overcame the many obstacles I encountered. But to tell the truth, I still continue to dirt myself with flour as I did when I was a child.