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I'm Melissa!

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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Here’s my must-have list of kitchen essentials.

Gizmos + gadgets, appliances, pots and pans, cookware, knives, and tabletop faves.

For decades I’ve collected all your questions!

The ones I get on social media, in DMs, emails and texts, from the blog, when I meet you or in our Secret Facebook Group. So I’ve decided to answer them in this post!

I’ve designed and outfitted 3 full kitchens. One in Los Angeles and two in Italy in my home and my Italian cooking school Susina Cucina.

My Master List ONLY includes products and brands that I’ve loooooovve and I’ve trusted for years.

These are the things I use every single day to whip up incredible meals for my family and friends. The things that live inside my kitchen cabinets and drawers and on my countertop.

NOTHING is sponsored. This just includes my go-to’s I can’t live without. If I’ve missed something let me know in the comments below and I’ll make sure to add these!


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Kitchen Essentials

Pasta + Pizza


Food Products

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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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