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Cinema & theatre
Art & culture

Interview with performer, human rights activist and director of 'La Nonna' Samuel Dariol

The evening of 4 September, 2019, saw the CO.AS.IT hosting of a Q&A event on Italian Matriarchy and Queerness: Exploring La Nonna, where director, performer and human rights activist Samuel Dariol engaged in conversation with renowned Deakin University scholar Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli.

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Jytte Holmqvist

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12/9/2019

Food trends
Food & wine

Johnny Di Francesco launches ‘Piatti dei nonni’. A legacy of food from nonna’s kitchen

For the past three months I feel I have walked a very special journey with Gradi Group. Johnny Di Francesco and his team were on a mission to find three talented nonni, with whom they could build the exclusive ‘Piatti dei Nonni’ menu. (Photo Johnny Di Francesco with nonna Elena and family)

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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9/9/2019

Chefs
Food & wine

Let food be thy medicine. Healing with food and cultural memory

‘Italians love to celebrate, it’s in our blood, life is a celebration. We have forgotten this in many ways; it is part of our rich inheritance to celebrate. When we sit with our families across the table, time stands still. It teaches us that this is where the heart of the table is’. International Sicilian chef, Carmela D’Amore.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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8/9/2019

Music
Art & culture

Eat The Beat – How Italian food and techno music weaved into Melbourne’s party scene

One sunny Saturday Melbourne afternoon in January 2017, tickets to the final ‘Eat The Beat’ party sold out. Italian entrepreneur Matteo Belcore had, in a relatively short time, risen from obscurity to ubiquity in Australia’s night life scene. (Photo - The Eat The Beat Team. From the left: Etwas, Andrea Guadalupi, Matteo Belcore, Chris McCord and Matteo Freyrie)

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Benedetta Ferrara

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1/9/2019

Sport
Lifestyle

Nutrition and sport - The ideal diet for athletes

Nutrition for athletes can be defined as provision of essential nutrients (macronutrients and micronutrients) and fluids to provide energy for training, competition, recovery and general health. Replacement of fluids is just as essential as eating solid foods. (Photo Wide Shut Photography)

Business people
Lifestyle

A place to call "Rome"

Yes, it’s completely possible to engage in a love affair with a city - even more so when it’s a city like Rome. Well, actually, let me correct myself: there’s no city quite like Rome. (Photo HeartRome)

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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28/5/2019

Chefs
Food & wine

Masterchef favourite Pia Gava's recipe for success

Ratings juggernaut MasterChef Australia is currently airing it’s eleventh season and has launched the careers of several contestants. But for every season’s Julie Goodwin, Poh Ling Yeow, Adam Liaw and Hayden Quinn, there are many talented chefs who disappear into post-reality TV obscurity, after failing to make an impression with viewers in such an over-saturated market.

Food trends
Food & wine

The gastronomic value and the evolution of street food

Arancini, olive all'ascolana, french fries. Then there’s hot dogs, turkey legs, falafel, kebab, tacos, burritos, empanadas and gyros. If the names in this glorious list are familiar to you, it means that you are a connoisseur and lover, let us imagine, of street food.

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Giuseppe Santoro

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1/2/2019

Food trends
Food & wine

An ayurvedic herb may be the best natural treatment for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

As the name suggests, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) manifests in behaviours that the affected person feels urged to execute, in order to release their anxiety. Common indications of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder include repetitive washing of hands, checking door locks, keeping inventories, and repeating mantras.

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Agata Grimaldi

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2/12/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

Flexitarian diets are here to stay and here's why

First it was vegetarianism - which was trending for quite a few years - then came veganism - the ‘pure’ form of non-meat eating by virtue of the fact that it also excludes any product derived from an animal. By the year 2050, the world is likely to have a population of over 9.1 billion.

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Segmento

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25/7/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

When in Rome, eat in Testaccio

The last time I was in Rome I stayed in Testaccio, as recommended by a Roman friend. You'll love it, she told me, and she was right.

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Rachael Martin

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19/3/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

An unassuming ambassador of the Italian cuisine in Melbourne

Luisa Valmorbida is the current “Delegata” or president of the Melbourne branch of the Italian Academy of Cuisine, a role she took on more than 18 months ago. Raffaele Caputo interviewed her about the history of the Academy in Melbourne and her innovative ideas on how to enhance knowledge and appreciation of the Italian cuisine.

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Raffaele Caputo

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10/2/2018

Food trends
Food & wine

The bakery that has restored true Italian bread making

Five years ago I was diagnosed with an allergy to wheat: this was heartbreaking news. In a very short amount of time I had to re-train my brain to overlook the yeasty, crusty temptation, and seek guilty starchy pleasures in other forms; needless to say it took its toll. How ridiculous! – you might say. Take bread away from an Italian, however, and the situation gets serious.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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15/10/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The company that has become an icon of the gelato making

It was in 1945 – the year that marked the end of World War II – when, in a small town of Romagna, a thirty-nine year old man called Attilio Babbi made a bet on himself. Italy was in ruins and, against all odds, he set to make cones for ice cream.

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Laura D'Angelo

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5/10/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The wonderful paradox behind the Italian Academy of Cuisine

The first thing we should bear in mind when talking about the Italian Academy of Cuisine (Accademia Italiana della Cucina – a gastronomic association that began in Milan more than half a century ago, is the oddity of the name.

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Raffaele Caputo

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20/9/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

Discovering the food treasures of Melbourne off the beaten tracks

Melbourne has many popular places to enjoy food and shop around but it also holds quite a few pleasant surprises for those who are prepared to venture in less known territory. The problem though, is identifying the places worth exploring.

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Ilaria Garfagna

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25/5/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

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.

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Laura D'Angelo

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10/4/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

The not-so-secret Italian secret for a happy and healthy life

How is it that most Italians are in such great shape and fit though they live on delicious food unfailingly accompanied with wine? It is the not so secret Italian secret: eating genuine food (a far cry from fast and processed food) and being physically active.

Food trends
Food & wine

That's Amore Diavoletti, 2017 Champion flavoured cheese

That’s Amore Cheese Diavoletti has been crowned Champion Flavoured Cheese at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards, the Grand Final of dairy competitions in the country.

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Daniele Curto

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13/2/2017

Food trends
Food & wine

That's amore cheese

The words of America’s notorious chef could not sound more true in describing Giorgio Linguanti, Melbourne’s premier specialty cheese maker and proprietor of That’s Amore Cheese, That’s Amore Mozzarella Bar & La Latteria.

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Nelli Altson

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26/12/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

For those who do not have clinical condition is gluten-free a wise choice or a myth to debunk?

In recent years there has been an increase in nutritional awareness with many people now following certain diets and food-based lifestyles. This has forced restaurant owners and food manufacturers to meet an ever-increasing demand for products dedicated to specific dietary requirements.

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Fabrizio Battisti

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30/5/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

Ardor Food Co: raising the quality standards of gluten-free products in Australia

Until a few years ago, those who were constricted to a gluten-free diet because of their coeliac disease had very little choice. For a long time, bread, pizza and pasta were just distant memories. In the best case, coeliac people had to settle for gluten-free products that were really far from the organoleptic and mechanical characteristics of their gluten counterparts.

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Fabrizio Battisti

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30/5/2016

Food trends
Food & wine

Sweet dreams are made of cheese

Today I am telling you the story of Katia and Sabrina, two inseparable sisters and highly skilled cheese makers that moved to Melbourne a couple of years ago to become heart and soul of La Formaggeria, a little artisan cheese shop placed in St Kilda.

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Laura D'Angelo

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29/12/2015

Food trends
Food & wine

'The magnificent seven' competing for the best boutique olive oil

Allow me to begin by saying a mea culpa! When I discovered that seven of the most influential Melbourne based Italian-Australian businessmen owning their own olive groves, were gathering to compete for the “Grande Olio d’Oliva 2015”, the first thing that came to mind was the provocative aforism of Frank Capra: “The amateurs are playing for fun when the weather is nice…”.

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Daniele Curto

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25/12/2015

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