L Valeriote

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Italian Cuisine, Farm-to-Table Cooking, Sustainable Living
  • Elena lived and worked on an organic farm in Tuscany, Italy for seven years.
  • She served as cultural ambassador at the World's Fair in Milan in 2015, facilitating conversations about global food security.
  • She can tell you everything you could ever want to know about risotto.


Elena is a journalist for publications including Food Republic, Eater, Gastro Obscura, Modern Farmer and Life & Thyme. Her writing focuses on food & beverages, farming, culture, travel, sustainability and hospitality. Elena's holistic approach to journalism has taken her from farm fields to kitchens to grocery aisles to dining rooms in pursuit of firsthand knowledge about every link in our food supply chain. In addition to her work as a writer and photographer, Elena is a travel and sustainability consultant, as well as a recipe developer and cookbook reviewer.


Elena has a bachelor's degree in narrative studies from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in Italian studies with a focus on culinary and agricultural traditions from Middlebury College at the Università degli Studi di Firenze.
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