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Sammy and Bella do Melbourne: Top 3 Restaurants, as seen on Lifestyle Food

It’s all about spreading the love so we’re sharing our favourite hot spots to eat, drink and shop on foodmarketplace.com.au… and we all know the best things come in three’s so there's plenty of places for you to visit! We're sure you have your own favourites too… Show your support and [...]

By |January 28th, 2016|

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|

Sammy’s Tagliatelle with bottarga and mussels, from Vernazza, Italy

All I have to say is WOW! This was by far my most enjoyable dish this year… well so far, but to be honest it will be nearly impossible to beat. I ate this dish in Vernazza, Italy, which happens to be my favourite place in the world. Vernazza is [...]

By |October 12th, 2015|

Bella’s Delizia Al Limone from Sorrento, as seen on The Morning Show

I’ve just come home from an amazing trip to Italy. I really had to pinch myself… not only was I on the spectacular amalfi coast, but I was also eating some of the most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. The very best lemons in Italy are grown here, in fact [...]

By |October 24th, 2014|

Bella’s easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy, as seen on Food For Life

It’s comfort food time and who can say no to mac n cheese? This is a proper mac n cheese, as opposed to a mac n cheesy béchamel, aka cheesy white sauce, which most recipes call for. It’s a little more expensive to cook it this way, with pretty much [...]

By |April 14th, 2014|

Bella’s Popcorn Shrimp (don’t stop til you pop!), as seen on The Morning Show

So, I went to America and I fell in love. Love at first taste with Old Bay spice mix. The celery salt ridden pearl of southern seafood cooking was absolutely delicious. One of my favourite memories was hanging out by the wharf in DC, eating freshly boiled Chesapeake Bay crabs [...]

By |March 25th, 2014|

Bella’s Best Ever Gumbo, as seen on The Morning Show

So we’re back to our series on the delicious food of USA, and today we’re heading south to New Orleans, the home of gumbo. It may look like there’s a lot of ingredients, but trust me, it’s easy to make. The best part is that this recipe serves 8, so [...]

By |March 19th, 2014|

Bella’s Philly Cheesesteak (worth every calorie!) as seen on The Morning Show

Essentially, a philly cheese steak is just that – a sandwich filled with cheese and steak. What makes it so famous is the perfect balance of flavour between the micro thinly sliced beef and the deliciously melted provolone cheese. Provolone is classic in this dish, so make sure you seek [...]

By |March 12th, 2014|

Bella’s Californian Black Bean dip with Jalapeños, as seen on The Morning Show

I’ve just got back from a trip to the USA and ate SOOOOOOOO much good food! American food isn’t just about fast food and burgers… there are so many delicious dishes (some healthy, some more of a treat) from so many mini food cultures across different states. From the classic [...]

By |March 11th, 2014|

Bella’s Backpacker Diary: Mexico City

After a long delayed flight from our trip to the Yucatan peninsula and an uninspiring airport burger at TGI Fridays (which, as it tuned out was the cause of just one of many “explosions” in our group on this journey) we have finally arrived in the big smoke – Mexico [...]

By |July 23rd, 2012|