About the Chef

Half Hungarian, half Belgian raised in Italy and born in New York, I went from NY to Brussels, Florence, Paris, Saint Tropez, Los Angeles then back to New York, then Brussels and now back in ITALY…  The beginning of a new cycle. will it be Paris next? Got it all?

Since I started this blog, I have finished my cookbook, moved to a tiny mountain town in Italy and am working on the next chapter in my life, working in the beautiful town of L’Aquila. I am now back in school studying Naturopathy and counseling.

In a recent life, my husband and I owned a great Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, NY that was adored by press, media and customers alike. It still is and goes on strong with a new team of talented friends so go check it out Locanda Vini & Olii

Photographer extraordinaire and long time customer Richard Avedon once told me:
“Yours is the best restaurant in the world – And I have been all over the world” and he had. Thank you Richard.

My passion? Simple food made with love and very few ingredients.

My blog? Strictly Seasonal recipes and stories from the organic markets around Brussels, and now around my Italian mountain.

The aim? learning to love my body by feeding it efficient fuel, sharing fun ways to cook the best ingredients seasons have to offer and increasing your library of favorites.

(If you rather have a serious biography telling you how amazing I am as a Chef … and of course I am… google me).

Keep me around, you will find I am useful!

With love and an appetite,

Some cool links:

Blogs I collaborate in (Italian):

Naturopatia & Counselling

Taste Abruzzo

Videos about us:

The Anthropologist

Chef Catherine de Zagon from Catherine de Zagon on Vimeo.

Chef Catherine de Zagon, Grilled Duck with fruit from Catherine de Zagon on Vimeo.

Interview in a Magazine about me:

Gastronomica Magazine

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Angela LeBlanc says:

    How did I not know that you sold your wonderful restaurant? I will be delighted to follow your adventures via the blogosphere.
    As for me, I head to Tanzania on the 31st of January with Partners for World Health, an organization based in Scarborough, Maine.. It will be an exciting adventure and I will send recipes if worthy of your time.
    My love to you and francois.

    1. I welcome your recipes especially if from Tanzania! If you come to Europe, please let me know.

  2. AMN says:

    Manhattan missing you !

  3. Meg says:

    It is spring and I am missing your blogs. The peas, favas asparagus, and tomatoes have conspired to help us forget this winter! ❄

    1. You are so right. I have been bad. Had a wonderful giant artichoke for dinner…
      I will start up again soon I promise.

    2. Took me a year to give you back your fava beans… sorry 😉

  4. Meg says:

    Worth the wait – especially after this winter. The joyous arrival of vivacious little veggies!

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