INTERVIEW. Top chef Peppe Giacomazza: “I was 16, she was 23. Inez is the first and only woman I have ever loved”

“This very intensive life, I want to do it until I’m fifty, but then I’ll stop. Then I make time for my wife.” From his father’s simple pizza restaurant, Peppe Giacomazza became a top chef and TV chef, but that took its toll. There are pieces to be solved. “My work, more than my wife, has been my great love. It would be disrespectful not to put her first.” What role did Gert Verhulst play in that life lesson? An all-decisive one.