After many years working in the fashion industry, Anna in 1989 decided to pursue her life-long passion: cuisine. With her son Simone, in a small street at the heart of the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris, she opened her restaurant Casa Bini. It is love at first-sight for Casa Bini customers, who savour the authenticity of the ingredients and the simplicity of Tuscan cuisine. It is when Simone takes the reigns of the restaurant that Anna decides to promote the knowledge of her favourite regions and her culinary skills in Italy. In collaboration with Gilles and Catherine de Chabaneix she writes “Tuscany, The Art of Travelling to Seasonal Rhythms” and “Campania, The Art of Travelling to Seasonal Rhythms”. Both books include an itinerary for each month and recipes from chefs she met during her travels. Today Anna is a silver-haired star, a mother of the family who still loves the colours of life, the smiles of those who sit at her table, the fruits of the sun and the genuineness of Tuscan food. Anna has designed these cooking-courses to transmit her love, passion and continual discovery of traditional Italian cooking. She does this not only through her recipes, but through her gestures and eyes that sparkle magically.