Luca Ciano sauces up Italian cooking for the home

Luca Ciano sauces up Italian cooking for the home

It’s almost undeniable learning how to cook is in the Italian blood, and Luca Ciano is no exception to that. Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Ciano started cooking with his mum and nonna at the age of eight. This triggered the start of Ciano’s years of hard work in highly regarded kitchens including two Michelin star restaurant Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia in Milan, … Continue reading Luca Ciano sauces up Italian cooking for the home

Massimiliano Scalas from Salumi Australia

Massimo Scalas brings Italian traditions to Salumi Australia

Having grown up on the Italian island of Sardinia, family and food have always been on the mind of Massimo Scalas, the founder of boutique smallgoods business Salumi Australia. Scalas recalls that he was about 10 years old when he started learning how to cook by himself. “Back in Sardinia, summer was great because it was very warm and there was a lot to do … Continue reading Massimo Scalas brings Italian traditions to Salumi Australia

Pure Naturally owner Jason Luichareonkit

Pure Naturally goes nuts for virgin coconut oil

It all started with an idea 10 years ago tells Jason Luichareonkit, a former business manager who grew tired of working in corporate, and is now the owner and director of his own business Pure Naturally, which produces bottled virgin coconut oil. “My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Thailand when we looked around and realised there heaps of coconut trees,” he said. … Continue reading Pure Naturally goes nuts for virgin coconut oil

Lauren Mathers, owner of Bundarra Berkshire

It’s a porky matter for Lauren Mathers at Bundarra Berkshires

On about 100 acres of biodynamic farmland, located just along the Murray River, outside the little township of Barham in Southern NSW there are about 70 sows and their piglets that many would say are living the life. Fed with nothing but love from husband and wife duo Lachy and Lauren Mathers, the sows are bred to help cater for their smallgoods and charcuterie business, … Continue reading It’s a porky matter for Lauren Mathers at Bundarra Berkshires

Christine Manfield

At the table with: Christine Manfield

When it comes to food, there’s almost nothing Christine Manfield hasn’t done. She’s an Australian chef, a restauranter, author, food manufacturer, presenter, and teacher. She is best known for not being shy when it comes to putting flavours into dishes, and has even been dubbed Sydney’s ‘Spice Queen’. Manfield is the brains behind her own range of spice and paste condiments, Christine Manfield Spice Collection. … Continue reading At the table with: Christine Manfield