Fabrizia Lanza
Mediterranean Diet
Fabrizia Lanza brings the joys and knowledge of Sicilian food and culture into people’s lives around the world. Born in Palermo, Fabrizia grew up with her family’s 200-year-old agricultural estate in the heart of Sicily, home to the international winery Tasca D’Almerita. After obtaining a degree in Art History, she worked for 25 years in museums and as an art curator, ultimately directing two museums in the north of Italy. Meanwhile, Fabrizia’s mother, Anna Tasca Lanza, established the well-known Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School in 1989 to promote Sicilian cuisine. In 2006, at the age of 45, Fabrizia decided to join Anna’s venture to be closer to her family and reconnect with Sicilian food and its environment. Continuing in her mother’s footsteps, Fabrizia is a leader in promoting Sicilian food traditions at the school and abroad. She is the author of Olive, A Global History and Coming Home to Sicily as well as producer of the short documentary Amuri: The Sacred Flavors of Sicily. Fabrizia continues to explore and introduce the Sicilian food landscape to others through the school’s ten-week immersive food education course, Cook the Farm, as well as various short workshops throughout the year aimed at encouraging a critical perspective on food.