Tag Archives: Italian

Some crocodile into Italian salami

Gino d’Ambrosio’s mum is the typical Italian cook. She bakes pizza, prepares pasta, rabbit ragout, salami and tiramisu for dessert for the 27 people of her family at gatherings. This shows what kind of a character she is and the … Continue reading

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Cherry wood and local pigs make good Australian ham

Leg ham, salami and sausages are the height of butcher’s art. I became aware of that fact one afternoon in a little Venetian shop, being caught in a passionate argument about salami processing. As he interrupted his colourful description of … Continue reading

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Fabio’s coffee secret is in the roasting pot

Coffee is Italian. Ask my stepsister Deborah who comes from Lecce, in the heel of the Italian boot. In Melbourne, Lisa and Fabio Costa opened a coffee shop at the entrance to the Queen Victoria Market, on Elizabeth Street. It … Continue reading

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