Benvenuti Nella Nostra Famiglia!

DaTerra Cucina pans are truly family inspired and family designed. We know this for sure because it is our family. And thank you for taking time to read our story.

At the center of our life together is a love of preparation of tasty dishes and traveling the world in search of more; staying in friends’ homes, dealing with cancelled reservations, over booked airplanes, and long lines. We don't care. It is our passion.

My husband Nathan started in his early teens, helping at the family restaurant and traveling to food and wine tours of Italy. When I was 14, I took a solo trip abroad and got a full dose of the travel bug. Our two boys didn't stand a chance. Both had their passports at six weeks of age. They too are citizens of the world.

As a matter of fact, in 2013, we sold our house and all our belongings, and backpacked around the world together for a year. We stormed the world – “world schooling” our boys in history and culture, volunteering with elephants in Northern Thailand, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, and spelunking through castles in Europe.  We ate and drank our way through 25 countries, took a multitude of cooking classes, from Vietnamese to South African; Japanese to Italian. We asked chefs for recipes and were even invited into people’s homes to cook and eat. It was completely a magical adventure for a family dedicated to our passion.

At the end of the trip, the discovery of Italian ceramic non-stick cookware sparked our inspiration to transform our cooking experience by designing a cookware line of our own. The following years were spent designing and developing DaTerra Cucina pans for American kitchens, including our own. We wanted to preserve the gorgeous look of the Italian ceramic cookware but also a create a sturdy pan that would hold up under daily use.  Over the next two years, the Vesuvio line was born.

We’ve created a whole new family business. Both boys have been involved in the testing of pans, labeling of boxes, and the oldest even built the DaTerra website you are reading now.  We all love cooking dishes from around the world with our Vesuvio pans and hope you will too. (And, thankfully, no one minds the easy clean-up either.)

We hope you will join our DaTerra Cucina family in cooking dishes from around the world. Tell us what you are cooking! Post photos! Share recipes!

Heck, we might all make each other better cooks. 🙂