Isabella Vagnoni’s love of writing about Italian culture, comes from her strong pride in her Italian heritage. Her paternal grandparents come from Le Marche, a region in Central Italy famous for stuffed Olive Balls - Olive Ripiene and if you haven’t already, she urges you to try them! Isabella is currently studying a Master’s of Journalism at the University of Melbourne and is thoroughly enjoying her course. She can’t wait to see where this journey will take her and is positive for the future a head. She has previously graduated from a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of Adelaide and has a strong interest in human rights and social justice. Isabella’s other interests include documentaries, foreign films and travel. Having been to Italy twice, she particularly enjoyed wondering the streets of Rome, and marvelling at the historic architecture. Isabella is new to Segmento and can’t wait to share her thought provoking articles with you, the reader, about all things Italian!
Rebecca Vagnoni realised that her Nonna’s legacy does not just symbolise delicious Italian food but also the value of family, love, tradition and togetherness.
"“Learn, cook, and enjoy!" is a simple motto that Calabrian-Australian chef Adelina Fiorito Pulford lives by. Segmento had the pleasure of interviewing Adelina on why her Calabrian heritage is so close to her heart.