Author: Laura D’Angelo

06.06.17

Five young Italian artists find their “muse” in Australia

Of the thousands of young Italians that every year ends up in Australia, most of them are destined to be let down. Personal dreams and expectations need to face a sad reality, getting trapped in the vicious circle of humble and casual jobs and no prospects. Hence, a huge army of waiters, dishwashers, farmers and … Continue reading Five young Italian artists find their “muse” in Australia

30.05.17

When David met Sallie

The unique experience of six Australians visiting Italy with a whole family of tour operators Sallie had previously visited Italy years before, and stood in front of Michelangelo’s David just enough to admire its stunning beauty before rushing to other must-sees Florence had to offer. She couldn’t imagine that her next trip to Italy, in … Continue reading When David met Sallie

15.05.17

How an Italian archeologist helped revive an ancient Aboriginal cooking method

I would like to acknowledge the Jadawadjali and the Wotjobaluk peoples as Traditional Owners of the Wimmera region, and pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and the Elders from other communities of Victoria.   Maurizio Campanelli is an Italian researcher who specialises in prehistoric archaeology, and born in a small medieval town … Continue reading How an Italian archeologist helped revive an ancient Aboriginal cooking method

10.04.17

The “ART” of making Arancini

Based in Epping, Arancini Art is a food company specialised in producing traditional Italian Arancini, Olive Ascolane (stuffed olives), and Supplì. It began from the idea of the Sicilian Riccardo Siligato and her wife Josanne, aiming to share their innate passion for the islander cuisine in Australia. As the owner explains, all the childhood memories … Continue reading The “ART” of making Arancini

20.01.17

Those who eat Sardinian food live a hundred years

Since the dawn of time, human beings have been longing to live a long and healthy life, and to crack the mysterious recipe capable of boosting our lifespan and staving off death. The good news is that science has finally revealed a few secrets. The so-called Mediterrean diet, combined with genetic factors and lifestyle is the elixir of life so much craved for. I am sitting on a stool at Pomodoro Sardo, a Sardinian eatery in Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, savouring a special blend of coffee from Sardinia. I cannot help but notice a quote, written in gigantic letters on a wall that optimistically welcomes any client walking in. “Those who eat Sardinian food live a hundred years.” Stefano Rassu, chef and owner of the restaurant, nods proudly as I point with my index to the wall, stating that Sardinia has won the status as first region in Italy for longevity, with its thousands of centenaries recorded over a century. Stefano is native of Aritzo, a little town nestled in the heart of the rugged Barbagia mountain area 80 kilometers north of Cagliari and unsurprisingly even his family was touched by the fortunate Sardinian longevity. As a matter of fact, … Continue reading Those who eat Sardinian food live a hundred years

31.08.16

The story behind the name and success of a unique café-restaurant called Sartoria

Life can be drenched of delightful surprises if you only have the will and tenacity to look for them. Moments of pleasure in fact lie around the corner so just be open-minded and explore! Which lately is exactly what I have been doing in order to uncover the best story to tell you and make … Continue reading The story behind the name and success of a unique café-restaurant called Sartoria

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