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A Food Network chef + mama obsessed with Aperol spritzes, travel, and mouth watering food. I also own a gorgeous cooking school in Italy. My mission? To share the secrets of La Dolce Vita so you can create a healthy, beautiful, delicious life filled with joy!

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It’s a wrap… I cannot wait to see you in the summer. It’s been a magical roller-coaster ride of emotions. So many ups and downs along the way. A journey inside myself I will never forget.

I don’t think I would have been able to write this book without you. Together with the help of G-d and your gorgeous enegy we did it ???? Adore te.

The word inspiration, comes from the word inspirito. To be in spirit. And Italy, you and the spirit’s of my parent’s ???? inspired me and gave me courage to face my fears.

People told me writing a book in 12 days was madness. I think impossible was what most of them said. But this is a book about miracles. And miracles defy logic and reason.

I hope my journey will inspire you to duct tape the mouths of the doubters and silence the critics. And convince you to go out there and create magic.

You are unique and special with your own song to play and the Universe needs to hear your message. Don’t deprive the world of your music.

I love you to the moon and back. See you on the other side side. Baci baci

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I'm Melissa, your host & tour guide.

A Food Network chef, author, mamma, eternal optimist, wannabe-mermaid, spice mixologist, and “dough therapist” (yep, it’s a thing)—

I'm also the founder of Susina Cucina, the gorgeous, Italian cooking school I manifested into my reality. I’m obsessed with Aperol spritzes, travel, and mouthwatering food… especially pizza and pasta.

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