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

Recipe: Ciambella alla Sulfaro – Bertoni’s favourite Italian doughnuts

Need something to warm the soul? Albert Iacono shares a family favourite on how to make Italian doughnuts, ciambella, a family favourite that is also featured in his book, I only eat Bertoni. We’ve been serving ciambella alla Nutella at Bertoni from the day we opened and they have become a signature sweet in our stores. These Italian-style doughnuts are the best served either fresh … Continue reading Recipe: Ciambella alla Sulfaro – Bertoni’s favourite Italian doughnuts

Recipe: Italian broccoli and ricotta tart

Dominique Rizzo often draws from her Sicilian heritage for inspiration when it comes to cooking. She shares with us just how easy it is to make your own pastry tart from scratch.  Pastry is often something that you may shy away from but this broccoli and ricotta tart uses a quick easy old Italian recipe for its pastry, using only stone ground flour, virgin olive … Continue reading Recipe: Italian broccoli and ricotta tart