Federica was born in a town situated between Mantua and Brescia, talks with a charming Emilian accent, and now lives in Milan – however, this story begins in Rome, because of Sicily. Now let’s explain how all of these regional ingredients – with an added healthy dose of affection for the sea – resulted in a extraordinary sailing adventure.
Federica’s passions: cuisine and the sea
Picture yourself in a kitchen belonging to a students’ house in Rome: glasses of wine clinking, laughing hard, the urgent feeling to share and learn from other people coming from all parts of Italy.
Today, Federica decides to make her friends taste a typical dish of lombard cuisine: Polenta with melted cheese; but, luckily or not, the only cheese left in the fridge is Tumazzo, a fresh pecorino with pepper brought by a friend directly from Ragusa, Sicily. The creation of a new taste is behind the corner, together with Federica’s food blog, obviously called Polenta&Tumazzo: it talks about the genuine creativity behind a new recipe and the warm feeling of new encounters.
After the first sailing holiday: love at first sight
The lighthearted sensation of freedom and the mere contact with nature is what lead Federica to flee from Milan to get onboard her first sailing trip, and are still her motives today. Using Sailsquare, she continues to experiment and explore the different destinations with such enthusiasm, even embarking on a cooler New Year’s holiday in the French Riviera. On this occasion, Francesca set sail with six crew members she didn’t know, and was able to pull her culinary skills out of her armoury when it mattered most. Since then, she has relished her role onboard sailing trips as the culinary scientist. who didn’t know her and pulled out her culinary creativity while preparing a boat-size dinner. Her “empty pantry” recipe must have been a success, as she kept organizing dinners after the end of the holiday.
Federica is keeping an eye on the new experiences on Sailsquare, as she readies up for her next adventure. See her Sailsquare profile to learn more about her and her site.