Italian Food Safari
Join award-winning broadcaster Maeve O'Meara and chef Guy Grossi as they take us into the world of Italian food in Italian Food Safari. Included are stories, recipes and kitchen wisdom that represent the 'life' that Italians enjoy. From the crusty breads, pillows of ravioli and sweet vongole, to the rustic ragu, mouthwatering porchetta and delicate pannacotta - it's the beautiful simplicity of Italian food that weaves its magic and seduces the tastebuds. Handed down through generations from people who remember growing up in the villages of Calabria or Sicily, or dining in restaurants in Venice or Rome, these are recipes from the many generations who hold their tradition close to their hearts. Kiss an Italian on both cheeks and enjoy la dolce vita.
Maeve O'Meara, broadcaster, presenter, journalist and food lover, has spent most of her life seeking out great food, recipes and the clever people who make simple ingredients sing. Her camaraderie with everyone from three-hat chefs to passionate home-cooks results in a book that feeds any foodlover's desire for insider knowledge. Guy Grossi is an acclaimed Melbourne chef, restaurateur and food personality who revels in his Italian heritage and its many glorious culinary delights. Owner and Chef of Grossi Florentino and Mirka at Tolarno Hotel in Melbourne, Guy has been working in the kitchen all his life, joining his father Pietro in the family restaurant. He is the author of two beautiful cookbooks u My Italian Heart and Grossi Florentino u Secrets and Recipes, which won the Australian Food Media Book of the Year Award in 2004. He appears regularly on television but is excited to finally have his own show.