Always interested in food and history, LAEL HAZAN, married into Italian cooking royalty when she wed cookbook author Giuliano Hazan, the only child of the doyenne of Italian cooking Marcella Hazan and wine critic Victor Hazan. Lael holds a BA from UC Santa Cruz with highest honors in western European history and a minor in the Italian Renaissance. She also has dual graduate degrees from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. For the past ten years she and her husband have taught at Cooking with Giuliano Hazan at Villa Giona, a cooking school near Verona Italy. She currently lectures on Italian food history in the US, and writes for publications and blogs including Sarasota Magazine, Saveur.com; and hosts a radio show, Focus on Fabulous Food on WSLR, 96.5fm. Lael writes about: Italian food, living in Sarasota, bringing up children, and life within a famous family.