In 1961, a young Calabrian girl married her sweetheart. They had met many years earlier during WW11 when his family, in Northern Italy, hosted hers. Soon after their marriage, this young bride left her big, loving family to embark on a life adventure, joining her...read more
The Daring Bakers’ April 2012 challenge, hosted by Jason at Daily Candor, were two Armenian standards: nazook and nutmeg cake. Nazook is a layered yeasted dough pastry with a sweet filling, and nutmeg cake is a fragrant, nutty coffee-style cake. This month the Daring...read more
On the 25th April, every year, Australia and New Zealand observe ANZAC day. This day of national day of remembrance honours all military personnel who have served and died for our countries. Originally this day commemorated the men who died...read more
I was surprised and thrilled to recently receive the Liebster blog award from my friend Anuja at "simple baking". Anjua didn't specify rules for this award or it's meaning so I did a bit of research and this is what I came up with. Liebster is German for dearest,...read more
Today I continue my challenge to cook through "A Baker's Odyssey" Greg Patent. From the last entry of Kulich and Pashka which was long and moderately difficult, I go to an easy and delicious afternoon treat. These are a lemony, tea cake with a crumbly,...read more
Easter Sunday! A time of great joy to Christians around the world which is often celebrated with special dishes of significance. So, in keeping with my personal challenge of baking through A Baker's Odyssey, this Easter I took on the...read more
My little kitchen is in the middle of the sugarcane fields of far north Queensland, Australia. I hope to inspire you to cook and bake like an Italian.
Italians cook from the heart and for the love of those we feed.