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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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I’m a Food Network chef, author, and inspirational speaker. I’m also a realist…I expect miracles and as a result I’m a serial manifester.Welcome to our ama…

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I’m Melissa

And I’ve spent the last 15 years building a career centered on delicious food and healthy living. I believe that you can actually cook your way to the body that becomes a vessel for your healthiest self & happiest life. 

You may know me from Food Network where I shared my talents as a chef with millions of viewers—but I also spent years cooking for the biggest Hollywood studios, A list celebrities, and Oscar winner Hans Zimmer. 

I’ve been married to my hunky South African husband Saul for 20 years. Together we’ve surfed the oceans of the world. But our greatest adventure is raising our magnificent daughter Jade… a true blessing from God. Being her mom is the best job on the planet. 

We love to travel, and eat our way through every country—the spices, flavors and dishes of every place we visit influence my style of cooking.

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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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