January 2016

16-01-16 Beat the winter blues: The best Mediterranean dishes

16-01-16 Beat the winter blues: The best Mediterranean dishes

Posted on: 19 Jan 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hi and welcome to Saturday, my favourite day of the week, especially today as it’s my birthday. I won’t be cooking or shopping today but I hope my day involves great food and wine.

This week’s book has a taste of Italy and its author is from Australia, my other favourite country. One of the best chefs who has worked for me was from Australia.

Looking at this book I can’t wait to visit the Sydney restaurant Fratelli Fresh sometime and meet up with its owner Barry McDonald and the book’s co-author, food critic Terry Durack, who came to Italy with me in the good old days.

This book has the ingredients to become a classic judging by the recipes such as the tuna and the polenta cake. I wish you the best of luck with these fabulous dishes. I will be cooking them up for sure. Ciao.


09-01-16 For cold winter days: The Hairy Bikers’ Meat Feasts

09-01-16 For cold winter days: The Hairy Bikers’ Meat Feasts

Posted on: 9 Jan 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hi and a very warm welcome to my favourite day of the week!

I have decided it is going to be a meat feast at my house this weekend as I am hosting a bit of a party for friends and family. We will have lots of prosciutto, ginger-marinated melon and lots of grilled vegetables and burrata cheese from Puglia followed by a rack of lamb.


Slow and easy: Delicious one-pot dishes

Slow and easy: Delicious one-pot dishes

Posted on: 5 Jan 2016 by: Aldo Zilli

Hi, and a very big welcome to 2016! Now we embark on a new year and some great new cookbooks – and I feel very lucky to review them all.