I created ‘Mimina’ so that i could offer organic, vegan, handcrafted granola baked in a wood-fired oven. The company was born from the desire to rediscover my family roots, bond with nature and find stability within a healthy lifestyle. After a lifetime spent abroad in cosmopolitan cities, I decides to quit my job in a renowned auction house, return to Italy and rekindle with Santa Sofia, my home town and centre of family bonds. The small town, among the sweet hills of romagna, becomes the place of inspiration for a new beginning, and hence the cradle of ‘Mimina’. ‘Mimina’, or ‘my little one’ is a tribute to my grandfather, a true lover of healthy living in respect of nature.
I am passionate about art, travel and I love collecting anitque objects. I am fascinated by culinary traditions of the past and love discovering different tastes and perfumes that define different cultures. Having been born and grown up in Germany and having lived my years as an adolecent in Asia, my aesthetic and culinary tastes have been influenced by the different cultures to which I have been exposed. The pubblication of a case study based on blue and white chinoiserie, together with my masters in Asian Art led me to work at Christie’s auction house in London. At the centre of my role at Christie's was the evaluation of objects and the relationship with clients. This role helped me grow and learn important life lessons. Blue and white chinoiserie are objects I still love very much today for their complex past which was made of an intricate web of cultural influences.
‘Mimina’ or ‘ my little one’ gives tribute to my grandfather, a man who loved to live healthily while respecting nature. Thanks to my grandfather I have learnt that details in the kitchen are essential, as they will make your plate not only look better but taste better too. Gilberto was living for the simple things and for the true relations, somthing I have also found again on my return to Santa Sofia.