About the Author
Valentina Solfrini, graphic designer turned blogger, is the author of the award-winning blog Hortus Cuisine, which focuses on seasonal Italian cooking and lifestyle. Coming from a family of cooks, her goal is to capture the essence of the delicious, Italian vegetarian food she learned to prepare from the women of her family through photography and stories. Her work has been featured in Saveur Magazine, Food52, Delicious Magazine, Where Women Cook Magazine, Chickpea Magazine, Verily Magazine, and many other publications, and she writes a weekly column on vegetarian Italian food in both English and Italian for the leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Solfrini won the 2016 Saveur Editor’s Choice award for Best Food Blog Photography and the 2014 Saveur Editor’s Choice award for Best New Blog. A native Italian, Valentina lives on the family farm in Gradara, Italy with her mother, grandmother, brother, assorted relatives and too many cats.