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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 counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far.⁣

I feel like a child who won a pack of candies: at first he ate them with pleasure but when he realized that there was little left, he began to taste them intensely.⁣

I have no time for endless meetings where the statutes, rules, procedures and internal regulations are discussed, knowing that nothing will be done.⁣

I no longer have the patience to stand absurd people who, despite their chronological age, have not grown up.⁣ My time is too short. My essence, my spirit is in a hurry.

I want to live next to humans, very realistic people who know how to laugh at their mistakes and who are not inflated by their own triumphs⁣. Those who take responsibility for their actions. In this way, human dignity is defended and we live in truth and honesty.⁣

It is the essentials that make life useful. I want to surround myself with people who know how to touch the hearts of those around them.⁣

Yes, I’m in a hurry. I’m in a hurry to live with the intensity that only maturity can give. I do not intend to waste any of the remaining desserts. I am sure they will be exquisite, much more than those eaten so far.⁣

My goal is to reach the end satisfied and at peace with my loved ones and my conscience. We have two lives and the second begins when you realize you only have one.⁣

Brazilian Poet Mario de Andrade 1893-1945⁣

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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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