You may know me as a mom, a wife, a friend, a magazine editor, a cookbook author or even a former bakery owner. If we haven't met yet, hello, my name is Silvana. I am the mother of two awesome kids, Isaiah, 15, and Chiara, 6. At age 10, Isaiah was diagnosed with gluten intolerance. Ever since, I've worked to keep my fridge--and my family's stomachs--full, the way only a mom knows how, with patience and plenty of good food. The truth is whether you're gluten-free or gluten-full, you don't have to change how you eat or what you eat. Your food can look great and taste even better than you could ever imagine.
I'm the founding editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray magazine, where I'm also the "No-Recipe Zone" and "Sweet Spot" columnist. I also co-authored Saveur Cooks Authentic Italian and have worked for Food & Wine magazine. I previously owned an Italian bakery called Fanciulla. I've appeared on NBC "Weekend Today," WCBS "News This Morning" and WABC "Eyewitness News This Morning" and Food Network's "Roker on the Road." I've been featured in The New York Times and New York magazine. I grew up eating really good food, thanks to my mom and dad, but also my grandfather, who all share this passion.