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Breakfast Piadina, at the Good Food and Wine Show

Bread is a staple of so many cultures, and Italy has some of the best bread in the world! But it’s not just focaccia and ciabatta – there is a plethora of styles, each belonging to the hearts of specific Italian regions. “Piadina” is a flat bread that originates in [...]

By |June 24th, 2017|

Sammy and Bella travel to Italy to visit Parma, Italy. The home of Barilla and Italy’s best Pasta

If you watch The Morning Show on channel 7, it's likely that you've seen us galavanting around Italy stuffing our faces full of the most amazing pasta! We were incredibly lucky to be invited by Barilla to attend and judge the world pasta championships. And since we were in Italy, we [...]

By |October 28th, 2015|

Bella’s Barilla Gluten Free Penne with mushroom, red wine and garlic ragu

Are you a silly yak? Oops… typo, I mean coeliac. In all fairness, it’s not a laughing matter. It’s estimated that 330,000 Australians suffer from coeliac disease, and that means that 330,000 pasta lovers are concerned about how on earth they are going to eat their favourite food. Fear not! [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|

Sammy’s Barilla Tagliatelle prawn pasta with fresh herbs, as seen on The Morning Show

Australian spring has arrived, and I know this because my hay fever is going crazy and there is a swarm of bees outside moving from one flowering tree to the next. Ill be trying to avoid them coming into my apartment this year. With spring also comes the heat and [...]

By |October 20th, 2015|

Sammy’s Barilla Orecchiette with Pesto Genovese, crispy prosciutto, peas, and pea sprouts, as seen on The Morning Show

One of Italy’s greatest culinary inventions has to be Pesto. Its become one of the worlds favourite sauces for not only pasta, but also as a marinade and dip. Originating from Genoa in the Liguria region, traditional pesto is made with the best quality Basil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic [...]

By |October 15th, 2015|

Bella’s 3 cheese tortellini with sausage ragu, as seen on The Morning Show

Mmmm we just love tortellini! Freshly hand made versions are delicious… but take oh-so long to prepare! For an easy weeknight meal we love to pull out a pack of Barilla cheese tortellini from the pantry and toss it with some simple burned butter, sage and parmesan. You don’t necessarily [...]

By |October 5th, 2015|

Tortiglioni Pasta with Saffron and Italian Sausage, as seen on The Morning Show

  There's not a soul in the world that doesn't love pasta... eating it feels like a big warm hug from your Italian nonna. And if  you want to feel like you've been hugged by a world class Italian chef, you can't go past this dish of Tortiglioni with saffron, ricotta [...]

By |September 24th, 2015|

Seadas, Sardinian Pastry with Ricotta and Pecorino, for Barilla at Good Food and Wine Show

The traditional Italian breakfast is very different from what we’re used to in Australia. Brekky is always sweet, and always accompanied by a cappuccino! Across Italy, the cornetto (essentially, a croissant) is most popular, but today we’re cooking a regional specialty from the island of Sardinia. Seadas (or sebadas) are [...]

By |June 27th, 2014|

Recipe: Casarece con pesto trapanese, Almond & Tomato Pesto, for Barilla and Good Food Month

To celebrate Good Food Month 2013 we have teamed up with Barilla for "Sunday Family Lunch". We recently held a delicious 4 course lunch with 40 special guests at Casa Barilla in Annandale, and today we will be sharing our recipe for the second course, pasta of course! Pesto trapanese is a traditional Sicilian [...]

By |November 6th, 2013|

Recipe: Confit Lamb with Caponata, for Barilla and Good Food Month

To celebrate Good Food Month 2013 we have teamed up with Barilla for "Sunday Family Lunch". We recently held a delicious 4 course lunch with 40 special guests at Casa Barilla in Annandale, and today we will be sharing our recipe for the third course: confit lamb with caponata. Confit, although a traditional French [...]

By |October 30th, 2013|