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Deborah Dal Fovo

A professional chef and Italian cooking instructor for over 20 years, Deborah Dal Fovo has a passion for Italy. As a young woman in search of a more meaningful life, she left her home in the U.S. and moved to Northern Italy to rediscover family roots in the Dolomites. After living in Milan and Tuscany for 20 years and cultivating a wealth of culinary knowledge and skills, Deborah now divides her life between Italy and California, where she shares her mastery of Italian cuisine and lifestyle.

Chef Deborah has cooked for royalty, rock stars, tech moguls, and political leaders, and plenty of regular folk celebrating a love of the good life. She teaches Italian cooking online and in person at schools and venues around the world, including the Culinary Institute of America in Napa, Eataly Silicon Valley, and Italian Cultural Institutes.

Dubbed the Italian Martha Stewart by her clients, Deborah shares the beautiful Italian lifestyle ‘la bella vita’ through her brand of cooking and entertaining. You can find Deborah in the kitchen cooking up Italian feasts, teaching in person and online cooking classes, creating recipes and cooking videos for students and followers, and hosting week-long food and wine tours in the Dolomites for travelers wanting to get an insider taste of Italy. Deborah is sharing the passion for food and cooking that defines the Italian way of life!

For more on Deborah, please visit her site and her La Bella Vita blog:

Join Deborah Dal Fovo in the Food Mecca of Emilia-Romagna

Appetito's contributor, Chef & Cooking Instructor Deborah Dal Fovo, will be leading a food-focused tour of Emilia-Romagna.

April 12, 2024

A Slice of the Dolomites

Italian Chef Deborah Dal Fovo hosts an insider’s taste of the Dolomites on her annual "Taste Trentino-Alto Adige Culinary Tour" and shares her beloved recipe for Nonna’s Homemade Italian Apple Cake.

December 7, 2023

Pork Tenderloin with Figs and Balsamic Sauce

Appetito contributor Chef Deborah Dal Fovo shares her sweet and savory pork tenderloin recipe that celebrates the sweetness of September

September 15, 2023

Baked Sunset Peaches with Amaretti Filling, an Ode to Tuscan Summers

Italian Chef Deborah Dal Fovo shares her signature twist on this classic Italian dessert that is as luscious as a summer sunset.

August 14, 2023