My name is Francesca Barra and I am a journalist and a writer, born in Basilicata and lived between Rome and Milan.
I cook and I tell stories, often food-related.
This passion is closely linked to the philosophy “a occhio” ** inherited from my grandmothers Emma – Emilian owner of restaurants and hotels – and Angelina – Calabrian born to a family of goldsmiths, emigrated to Africa and returned to her region after the war.
Two awesome cooks with an extraordinary sentimental and professional story, that it gave me the strength to believe “if there is the aptitude to love, to passion, to honesty, you can do everything”.
** “A occhio”, Italian for “by eye”. It’s a natural way to cook, measuring by eye and cooking not by the clock but the way something looks, smells or feels.