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Tomato Day: an Italian tradition DownUnder

Tomato Day

it’s time! / come on!  on the table, in the middle of summer, / the tomato, star on the earth, / recurrent and fertile, / displays its convolutions, / its canals, / its remarkable amplitude and abundance, / no pit, / no husk, /
no leaves or thorns, /
the tomato offers its gift of fiery color / and cool completeness.

(P. Neruda – Ode to Tomatoes) 

The Tomatoes is the essential part of the Mediterranean diet and it is a star on the Italian table. Introduced in Italy after the Discovery of the Americas it has been treated as a precious gift. In Italian it’s called 

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Fashion & Food? Can they mix?


It’s 3am and my Italian friends and I happen to walk past a mens fashion shoe shop after an after work drink and snack. “I’d like a new pair of sneakers”, Valerio says. “Adidas are really trendy at the moment but Reebok sneakers are making a comeback!” I reply with enthusiasm as I exert my fashion knowledge of the season:  “Natalie, we are Italian- we make the fashion of the season”. Well, duh!… I dedicate this article to another valuable item Italians have brought with them down under: Style.

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Tiramisu: when the beer meets the dessert


Tiramisu is a very popular dolce (dessert) in Italy and it’s particular taste is the reason it has spread world wide. It is known that many different versions exist and everyone claims their recipe is the best one. When we met Josh and the new Feral’s beer, the Karma Citra – a black IPA – we realised that

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Frying Eating. Carpe diem in the kitchen.

Frying & Eating

Frying and Eating, “Frijenno magnanno”, is a Neapolitan expression that once again show how food & culture are strictly connected in Italy, and especially in the South.


The use of two gerunds in a sentence without another verb represent the

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The Italian Brunch: Pane & Mortadella!

Pane e mortadella


“Brunch” is definitively not an Italian thing. For us the “proper” lunch is sitting around the table, having our primo piatto di pasta (main) and then a second meal; which could be: vegetables, fish or seafood; or meat.

Sometimes when the day starts earlier than usual, around 11.00am your stomach starts to ask you for food, that is the  perfect moment for the “second” breakfast aka “brunch”.

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