Deborah Mele

Deborah Mele is a self-taught cook whose passion for Italian cuisine began almost 40 years ago when she married into a large Italian family overflowing with talented cooks. After living in Milan, Italy for 8 years Deborah changed; although not Italian by birth, she became a true Italian by heart and palate and Deborah created her Italian recipe blog 12 years ago to share her passion for Italian food.

During her various travels throughout Italy, Deborah fell in love with the central Italian region of Umbria and Deborah and her husband bought two farmhouses there where they now reside for six months a year and run a farmhouse rental for guests. Deborah's life in Umbria the past five years has led to developing a deeper understanding, expertise, and passion for Umbrian cuisine that she now shares in cooking classes in her Umbrian kitchen.

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