Hi! This is me, Vivica. I will share my food journey with you.
I was born in Italy, at a time when small grocery stores still existed. I grew up buying veggies at the “verduriere” and meat at the “macellaio”. For the first 6 years of my life my parents had a restaurant and hotel in a small resort in the mountains of Northern Italy. There I spent a lot of time playing in the kitchen, and in the pantries. I visited herds of cows out on pasture and drank fresh milk, and ate cheese made over a wood fire.
Those memories shaped my future taste and understanding of food in a deep manner.
I was always around food, helping my chef friends with catering jobs, cooking, taking pictures.
In 2009 I moved to Northern California with my husband, cats and dog.
For the last 3 years I have been realizing an old dream of living self-sufficiency. Growing my own food, being connected to Nature and the Earth.
My passion for food and the desire to help others has also found its ultimate calling: Nutrition. I am now certified as a Technician in Whole Food Nutrition. I intern/work with Dr. Deborah Penner at Chico Creek Wellness and study for my Clinician certification.
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