Adriatico – recipes and stories from Italy’s Adriatic coast

My second cookbook will be available in September 2018.  My publisher is Smith Street Books.

It contains eighty-four recipes, stories and photos from the less-well-known Adriatic Coast of Italy, which runs from the heel of the boot-shaped peninsula at the Ionian Sea, through Puglia and Venice, to the northern waters of the Gulf of Trieste on the border with Slovenia. Spindly wooden fishing piers, white washed walls, colourful villages and sea-facing piazzas dot the 1,200-kilometre coastline with a rich history touched by Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Venetian and Austrian populations. I researched and photographed the location scenes for 3-months at the start of 2017. It is a photographic journal of this beautiful coastline as well as a recipe book.


  • Thursday 30 August 2018 at 6.30pm – Readings (Carlton) – join me for a chat about the book while you sip wine. This is a free event sponsored by my publisher Smith Street Books. Books will be available for purchase (and signing). Click HERE for details.
  • Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 6.30pm – Books for Cooks (Victoria Market) –  an intimate evening  to share food from the book and a chat. This is a ticketed event (at a very modest cost). Books will be available for purchase (and signing). Click HERE for details. SOLD OUT
  • Sunday 16 September at 6pm – The Recreation Bistro (North Fitzroy) – join me for a five course dinner of recipes from ADRIATICO with optional matching Italian regional wines. Books will be available for purchase (and signing). Click HERE for details. SOLD OUT

The book is available from Simon and Schuster (Australia), Rizzoli Books (USA), Penguin Random House (Canada), Angus Robertson (Australia)BooktopiaAmazon and many others. You can also buy a signed copy directly from me; you can pick it up from me in Melbourne or I can post it to you (Australia only)

Italian Street Food – recipes from Italy’s hidden bars and laneways

My debut cookbook is published by Smith Street Books.

This book contains eighty-five recipes from Italy’s street food scene, which I researched in December 2015 on a whirlwind tour up and down the boot of Italy.

You can buy the book online from my store (only available to be shipped in Australia). Or alternatively click here to order the book via Amazon or here to order the book via Rizzoli Books in the USA. It is currently being reprinted in hard cover for the US market (3rd printing) and in a soft copy with a new cover for the Australian market. It should be available in bookstores in the lead-up to Christmas 2018. The majority of the photos in the book are mine.

Here are some reviews of the book:

The City Lane


Gourmet Chick – Best cookbooks of 2016

Annette Joseph Style – Best cookbooks for gift giving

If you have any questions about my cookbooks, please contact me