Cristina lives in Piano Vetrale, a little town near Salerno, right in the centre of the national park, Cilento. The beauty of the place has attacted artists from far and wide for over 40 years to paint the walls of the houses, and now there are over 100 murals of varying themes – from everyday life to fantasy, which make this little town feel like an open-air museum.
As a life-long food lover, this Cesarina delights in every moment of cooking. She loves to learn new recipes, but will always remain faithful to her cherished family favourites from her childhood. Out of three sisters, Cristina was always the keenest cook, and would delight in preparing time-consuming delicacies such as ‘bancharelli’. She’s proud to keep these traditions alive, and sees it as an art form, which keeps the colours, scents and flavours of Cilento’s history alive – it’s important to her to preserve the specialties of this Mediterranian cuisine alive.
The secret of the Cesarina
Art, colours and nature, for me, are the three most important sources of inspiration both in life and in cooking.