Elisa’s Zucchini & Cherry Tomato Paradise

The Paris-based stylist talks Risotto all' Arancia for John Malkovich & more

Name: Elisa Nalin

Hometown: Verona

Current Location: Paris

Day Job: Stylist and fashion consultant

Daily Uniform: Silk shirt, jacket and pants, all in different colors.

I have a few: Thousands of pairs of shoes

In the kitchen, I swear by: Italian extra-virgin olive oil extra vergine, better if it’s from the Liguria region or Sicily.

The taste I couldn’t live without: Focaccia Ligure

Most incredible dinner out: Da Pina on Panarea Island in the Eolian Islands, Sicily.

I’m dying to go to: Japan

If I could cook for anyone: Risotto all’ arancia (orange risotto) for John Malkovich.

Top 5 Meals:
1. Saute de veau sauce tomate  from Le Petit Trianon in Paris
2. Gnocchi de melanzana from Da Pina in Panarea, Italy
3. Anything from Jasmin
4. Pineapple with shrimp, rice and cashews from Krung Thep in Paris
5. Moqueca de peix from Bar do Arnaudo in Rio de Janeiro

My mother taught me: Many, many, many important things like how to make an excellent risotto, among others.

Favorite Recipe: Pizza Ligure—it’s more like a focaccia and it’s delicious!

My Motto : Volere e’ potere, which means, “when you really want something you can achieve it.”

Photography by Olivia da Costa