Hometown: Cagnano Varano, Italy
Cooking style: Mediterranean influence with fresh ingredients. Favorite dishes to cook: Branzino, cefalo (fish), braciole (steak stuffed with pecorino cheese and braised with wine in tomato sauce), macaroni puttanesca in carrozza, burrata salad.
Favorite junk food: Hazelnut ice cream.
Favorite gadget: Truffle shaver.
Favorite restaurant: Picasso at the Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas.
Favorite vacation: Traveling the Mediterranean.