I have belonged to this wonderful online baking group The Daring Bakers' for a little over 3 years. Each month a member hosts a baking challenge presenting us with a recipe and a little background to go with it. Over the years I have learnt so many amazing techniques...read more
In three months time, I look forward to sampling many different and varied gelati, to sipping an espresso as I watch the Roman people go by and most of all, I look forward to visiting as many pasticcerie and discovering the sweet tastes of Rome. Yes, in...read more
Once upon a time our world of baking was limited to the cookbooks we bought, or the magazines we read, or the swapping of recipes with family, friends and neighbours. Today recipe swapping has reached world wide proportion with the advent of the Internet. On...read more
My 17 year old daughter wandered into the kitchen mid field as I was preparing these Assyrian Spinach Pies and peered into the bowl of sparking pomegranate seeds. "Mmmm, what's this?" I answered, "Pomegranate seeds." "You've never bought these before."...read more
It's funny how things work out, isn't it? I don't know what it's called, really. Probably has lots of names. You know, like the time you don't plan anything but need to talk to someone. You run into a dear friend in the supermarket who suggests you both grab a...read more
I love afternoon tea. You know, the proper one with cakes and tarts and good tea. It seems so far removed from the "smoko" I grew up with. Ok, ok, I can almost hear you all from my house. What is "smoko"? In my terms smoko is a snack break, a tea...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.