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Originally from Sydney, Australia, Rosemarie had always dreamed of making her way to Europe after completing a degree in languages and linguistics. Her first stop was France, then the UK and finally, the land of her ancestry, Italy. A passion for food quickly developed as shopping at local food markets, experimenting in the kitchen and buying way too many cookbooks became routine. While on maternity leave from her English teaching job in Turin, she started a food blog, Turin Mamma, to give voice to her passion for cooking and food history. If she’s not on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, then she’s probably wandering her neighbourhood market in Turin in search of ingredients for her latest recipe.

Articles by rosemarie.scavo

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 05:55
When you think of focaccia, chances are that slices of thick, dimpled and generously oiled leavened bread anointed with salt crystals – a specialty…
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:57
Whenever travelling in Italy, I've always made a point of buying a cookbook which reflects the culinary traditions of the region I'm visiting. And, a…
Fri, 01/11/2019 - 02:57
I'm often asked what inspires me to cook. Do I wake up wanting to eat a particular dish? Do I plan my family's meals for the week ahead? Not…
Wed, 12/12/2018 - 19:39
I've always joked that if I had to choose a desert island ingredient that it would be a very close toss up between the salt-packed anchovies and…
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:11
I've only been to the honey-coloured Baroque city of Lecce and the surrounding sunkissed Salentine peninsula once, over seven summers ago. To this…
Fri, 10/19/2018 - 03:54
It's happened to my family and I countless times. We're all back home from a long day at work and school. We have no idea what to make for dinner.  …
Fri, 09/28/2018 - 04:27
It's the second week of September. We're back at my daughter Camilla's pre-school for her second day after yet another long, hot Italian summer. In…
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 05:16
Antipasti or appetisers are assaggini or 'little tasters' of more abundant things to come during a four course meal. Piedmont, my adopted region is…
Thu, 07/19/2018 - 01:50
Like many second and third generation Italo-Australians, I didn't actually grow up speaking much Italian, or rather, the Sicilian and Calabrese…
Fri, 05/11/2018 - 04:59
Simplicity. It's such an underrated thing in the kitchen, especially by avid home cooks like myself. I certainly complicate things when it comes to…
Fri, 04/20/2018 - 02:41
If it's not pasta-based, then an Italian's choice of starter at lunch or dinner time is most likely a risotto made with the seasonal vegetable du…
Thu, 03/29/2018 - 00:54
Lent or, as it's called in Italian, La Quaresima. Traditionally in Italy, after the excesses of Carnival, this forty day period entailed an…
Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:47
I came relatively late to cooking, in my early twenties. After a lifetime of taking the food my Italo-Australian family grew, sourced and cooked with…
Thu, 02/08/2018 - 12:03
I can always depend on the producers at my local market for insights, advice and anecdotes, especially when it comes to food and cooking. One cold…
Thu, 12/28/2017 - 19:49
Spätzle are common to many German-speaking areas of Europe, including Italy's Südtirol (South Tyrol) or Alto Adige region. The name for these flour…
Fri, 11/10/2017 - 05:55
Your eyes are tightly shut. Your mouth, on the other hand, is wide open, ready to curse. It's a common reaction to trying foods or drinks that aren't…
Thu, 10/19/2017 - 06:38
Sbriciolarsi. In Italian, this verb means 'to crumble' or 'to fall into pieces'.  It may not sound very promising but I can assure you that this…
Fri, 09/22/2017 - 05:42
'They're a bit hard', I was warned as my hosts laid down a trayful of sugar-coated, ring-shaped biscuits at the centre of the dinner table.…
Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:37
Need a weekend cooking project? Not fussed about breaking a sweat and turning on the oven like many Italians are during their relentlessly hot…
Fri, 07/28/2017 - 06:22
Don't let the hot lava that Sicily's Mount Etna occasionally emits fool you.The island's inhabitants have known for at least two millenia that…