Sammy and Bella’s Salmon and Fennel Risotto with Lemon Dill Pangrattato

We recently demonstrated this dish at The Kitchens, at Robina town centre on the Gold Coast. There’s lots of delicious fresh produce in the centre, so we couldn’t help but share one of our favourite seafood dishes with all the locals. One of the biggest lessons that we can learn [...]

By |January 22nd, 2017|

Sammy’s Rum and gourmet Mixed Fruit Chocolate Salami 

Despite the name and resemblance to a traditional salami, this dessert does not contain any meat. Instead, its packed full of delicious biscuits, nuts, Sunbeam Gourmet Selection Mixed Fruit and of course, lots of dark chocolate! This dense chocolate log can be found all over Italy with many different regional variations: some use dark rum or [...]

By |December 7th, 2016|

Sammy’s Cacio e Pepe

Sammy's Cacio e Pepe You’ve probably seen this creamy cheesy pasta popping up in your social media new feeds if you follow any chefs or foodies. Its having a bit of a moment really, chef David Chang from Momofuku, Bon Appetite magazine and yours truly, are all obsessed with this super easy, delicious [...]

By |October 20th, 2016|

ALDI Comp winning recipe: Spicy Pork Arancini

    We love Pork, so to celebrate our love for this delicious meat we have teamed up with ALDI and our Facebook fans to find three of your favourite pork recipes for us to re create! ALDI has a great range of high quality meat products and their fresh [...]

By |September 30th, 2016|

Sammy’s Pasta al Pomodoro, as seen on The Morning Show

Ohhhhh we LOVE pasta! Italian food can be so ludicrously simple... And this is one of the simplest and tastiest pasta dishes you'll ever try. BUT. There is still some skill involved... the skill of shopping! Shop for the best quality ingredients and you'll have the best dish. Right now [...]

By |March 12th, 2016|

Sammy’s guide to home made Passata, as seen on The Morning Show

How to make passata... Making passata is an ancient past time for Italians and every region has their own technique and way of making the fresh tomato sauce. The sauce is usually made at the end of the tomato season (end of summer) when there is an excess of ripe [...]

By |March 11th, 2016|

A very Italian Christmas, as seen on Lifestyle Food

Italians are as passionate about food as they are about religion, and each region has their own customs and traditional dishes. Nativity crib scenes are very popular, and neighbours often compete for the most beautiful versions (which are famously produced in Naples and sold all over Italy). They are made [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|

Sammy’s Thermomix Ricotta Dumplings with Napoletana Sauce, as seen on The Morning Show

The best Italian food is often considered to be peasant food. Its made with cheaper or left over ingredients that form a simple but delicious dish. Italians are all about the best quality ingredients and they don’t like wasting anything. A little extra thought and lots of love make the [...]

By |November 16th, 2015|

Sammy’s Thyme baked peaches with home made ricotta and honeycomb, as seen at The Factoria

Summer is approaching which means delicious stone fruits are coming into season. As the season has just started they can be a little firm which makes them perfect for cooking and baking as it softens them with out falling apart. It also helps release their sweetness and intensify their flavour. [...]

By |November 9th, 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|