Milan is a skyscraper metropolis, a city half avant-garde, half provincial, a mixture of risotto and steel.”

- Alberto Lattuda


Our Beginning

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Risotto & Steel took root in founder Elizabeth T. Jones’ new city of Milan. In 2015, she moved to Milan from New York to oversee social media communications for the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano and found herself smitten by the juxtapositions the city. Between the skyscrapers, urban cascina farmhouses — the truly modern and strikingly traditional — she found endless inspiration. Jones started small, leading tours of the city for her visiting food industry friends. When it came time for her to write, she began to discover many stories to tell about the food and culture of Northern Italy.

This experience, one of best I've ever had, was a great surprise during my trip to Milan! Very informative and... delicious! 

— Carolina, Portugal

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Tours of North Italy

Elizabeth has led tours focused on food, design, cocktails, gelato and more. While she lives in Milan, she spends much of her summertime on the Ligurian coast sharing her knowledge of the local food and wine culture. Contact her for a customized tour or join one of her most frequently run weekly tours to discover the pizza culture of Milan.


About Elizabeth

Credit: Lexi Sinclair

Credit: Lexi Sinclair

Elizabeth is a copywriter and social media consultant. Originally from New York, she founded Brooklyn’s Food Book Fair while pursuing a Master’s in Food Studies at NYU. She has supported brands large and small around the world but finds herself happiest in the kitchen learning her Italian mother-in-law’s family recipes.

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