making passata at bar Idda

Tomato passata making at Bar Idda

Making tomato passata (sauce) is an annual ritual for many Italian families that coincides with the end of summer. Australians reading this post might remember the movie Looking for Alibrandi (with Greta Scacchi, Pia Miranda and Anthony LaPaglia) made in 2000, which starts with teenager Josie Alibrandi begrudgingly participating in her family’s tomato day, or…

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Italy Magazine best food blog 2013

This year is promising to be a wonderful year. It started off with the Instagram photo competition that I ran in January. What a fantastic response and a wonderful winner was chosen by my mother. Lisa from Perth posted the winning photo and she should be receiving a Guy Grossi cookbook in the mail today…