My name is Annet. Lover of life, mother, fond of Italy and, as a food lover, passionate about cooking, eating and drinking. I love authentic and pure cuisine because less is more. I enjoy everything I do to the fullest and it expresses itself in the ordinary, small things.

I got married in Italy with Giovanni and moved to Tuscany at the time for my work at Thomas More University where I supervised journalism exchange students. In 2006, I was made an honorary citizen of Sinalunga as a result. My children Ramona, Vittorio and Lorena went to school there with the so-called ‘suore’ or sisters. And then there are the many Tuscan friends. The ‘amici della chianina’, (friends association around the chianina breed of cattle) my olive farmer neighbour and some local chefs immersed me in their culture and their haunting stories. After Thomas More, I became a researcher at SMIT (Studies in Media, Innovation and Technology) at Brussels Free University. I am always curious and eager for new challenges. In Antwerp, I then ran with great passion and dedication the Italian caterer and delicatessen Sette Piatti, which continues to charm Italophiles.

In 2022, I published the book ‘Italia con gusto e amore’ on which I give lectures and tasting sessions. Under the ‘gusto e amore’ brand, I will cook on location, create podcasts together with a well-known, central guest(s) about worldly flavours and organise cooking workshops on the origins of Italian cuisine with lunch or dinner and adapted wines.