Deborah Mele is a self-taught cook whose passion for Italian cuisine began after living in Milan, Italy for 8 years. Although not Italian by birth, she became a true Italian by heart and palate. Deborah created her Italian recipe blog ItalianFoodForever.com 16 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 so when they retired, Deborah and her husband bought two farmhouses there where they now reside for six months a year and run a farmhouse rental for guests and give cooking classes.
Suzy Karadsheh is a true daughter of the Mediterranean. She was born and raised on Egypt’s Mediterranean shores, a short distance from places like Israel, Lebanon, Greece and Italy! She is the recipe developer, creator, and author of the popular food blog The Mediterranean Dish - now a top online resource for Mediterranean recipes and the Mediterranean lifestyle. As a passionate cook, Suzy’s simple recipes follow the values instilled in the Mediterranean diet: eat with the seasons, use whole foods, and above all share! Find more of her recipes on TheMediterraneanDish.com and follow along on your favorite social media!