Buona Pasqua

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Tania Pietracatella

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  1. Crostata con la Crema e le Fragole
    30 Sep, 2018
    Crostata con la Crema e le Fragole
    Here are the ingredients and very rough method of how I put together a couple of crostata's this morning because I had dozens of eggs from our wonderful chooks to use and my nonna handed me some sweet red ripe strawberries yesterday she got from a farm she went to with her friends on the community bus. (Her social life at 94 years of age is more full on than mine!) First of all : make some custard! and let it cool.  Pasta Frolla Ingredients: 250gr butter approx 250 grams (half packet of) La
  2. Are You Italian with Claudia Bertorello
    21 Sep, 2018
    Are You Italian with Claudia Bertorello
    1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, and where in Italy were your parents born ?  I was born in Perth but my parents are both Italian born.   Papa` is from a small town called Castagnole Lanze in the Langhe of Piedmonte - near Asti. And Mamma is from the Slovenian border.  The town where she was born was Italian, but over the years has changed it’s border many times.  When my grandparents were alive, it was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. My background is in media and TV journalism.
  3. Are you Italian? with Paola Bacchia
    07 Aug, 2018
    Are you Italian? with Paola Bacchia
    Pictured Paola's parents just arrived in Australia Tell me a bit about yourself and where in Italy your parents were born? When asked what I do, my first response is that I am a cookbook author, a photographer and a home cook who runs an Italian cooking school at home. But there are many who know me as a public health dentist and manager, as over the years I ran a number of clinics.  The urge to write, cook and take photos came to me quite late in life; some 10 years ago. My parents came
  4. Are You Italian - with Tania Nicolo
    27 Jul, 2018
    Are You Italian - with Tania Nicolo
    Pictured: Tania visiting Villamagna  1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, and where were your parents born ?  I was born in Perth, I am 40 years old this year and run a small family pizzeria called Monsterella. I have 3 young children with my partner who is Australian. We all live with my mother in my now deceased grandparents house in Woodlands. We live next door to my zia and zio who were some of the first market gardeners in Perth. My parents are both Abruzzese. Dad was born in Villa
  5. Are you Italian? with John Dicandia
    12 Jun, 2018
    Are you Italian? with John Dicandia
    1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, and where in Italy were your parents born ? I was born in Melbourne and grew up in the northern working class suburb of Fawkner where there were predominately Southern European migrants. I lived there with my older sister and my parents. My mother was born in Tunisia as did her 10 siblings and they migrated to Trieste just before the outbreak of WW11. My father was born in Barletta, Apulia and moved to Trieste just after the war. My parents met in 1952
  6. Are you Italian? with Francesca
    16 May, 2018
    Are you Italian? with Francesca
    Francesca's papa` receiving his Australian citizenship 1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, and where were your parents born ?  My name is Francesca, I was born in Perth to Italian immigrants. Mum was born in Siderno, provincia di Reggio Calabria and Dad was born in Fagnano Castello, provincia di Cosenza in Calabria. 2. How old were they when they migrated and which suburb did you grown up in?  Dad came to Australia when he was 18 years old after the war for the hope of building a better
  7. 'Are You Italian' blog series with Angela Melia
    02 May, 2018
    'Are You Italian' blog series with Angela Melia
    Pictured: Angela's Dad, his Nonna and his sister Angelina. Dad is wearing the fascist uniform for children.    1. Tell me a little bit about yourself, and where your parents were born?  I was born in Perth in 1962. My dad Bruno was born in a small village called Bivongi in Calabria and immigrated to Perth in 1948 aged 16. My mum Margot was born in Melbourne and was a dinky di Aussie...several generations with an English Irish background and an only child.      2. How old were they when they
  8. A Traditional Italian 'Pasqua' Recipe from Molise
    12 Mar, 2018
    A Traditional Italian 'Pasqua' Recipe from Molise
    It's Almost Pasqua! For every region it Italy, Easter comes with many different traditional recipes. In my papà's region, with 'Pasqua' come 'I Fiadoni Molisani', sweet or savoury. It is a recipe you'll need a load of eggs for! 'Le uova' (eggs) being symbolic of spring and abundance.  Other names for 'i fiadoni' are 'casciatelle', 'sciarone' or 'fiarone'. Whatever you choose to call them, they are delicate and delicious, and pair beautifully with an aperitivo, or a simple glass vino rosso or
  9. Inside The Little Italian School
    19 Feb, 2018
    Inside The Little Italian School
    Benvenuti a casa nostra !     Around November last year I had the pleasure of having the company of  Kristie Castagna from Elements at Home and Denise Rix Photographer at my Italian School. Kristie wanted to shoot our home above the school for one of her blogs.      When a vision becomes a reality I always knew our home was very close to my heart. It’s a twelve year old girl’s vision made a reality. With a lot of double shifts and penny saving over the years my husband and I were finally able