Chef Michelangelo | Authentic Italian Chef

Why Epicurean chef?

Over two thousand years ago, the Greek philosopher Epicurus (who lived from 341 BC to 270 BC) explored the various pleasures enjoyed by people, food included.


The Epicureans believed in living well by seeking to enjoy the simple things in life.

In addition, Epicurus encouraged his followers to seek what would bring them the most pleasure in the long run, even if they had to abandon short–term pleasures to do so.

I personally like this line of thinking.

The food, its preparation and enjoyment should be stimulating and fun for the senses and the mind, it should connect us to those around us and it should provide us with "healthy fuel" for our bodies.

We should strive to achieve all this even though it may require some thought and effort on our part in the short–term.

But as Epicurus intended, food, its preparation and enjoyment should also be simple and not consume us.