The SSAW Collective is a community of growers & makers committed to an ethical way of working & designing with seasonal produce, advocating for positive ecological change in our food, flower & farming systems.
Representing creative individuals whose craft, skill and practices are all connected by a commitment to positive change.
ANNA TASCA LANZA
Not long ago, my two chef colleagues, Anna and Mattia and I (full disclosure: Mattia is also my fiance) were in the car on a windy country road from Modica to Noto listening to Radio Deejay, Italy’s ‘pop hits’ station. An evening call-in program was on and Italians from across the country were sharing various stories about the little things in life. It was a beautiful drive through a landscape that is vastly different from the sheep-dotted, wheat-field hills that surround us at Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school in what is known as the entroterra of Sicily. Here, in the southeast triangle that juts into the Ionian Sea, large limestone plateaus give way to meandering canyons and unfettered views of sapphire seas.