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Felicita Sala - Foodie Profile

Felicita Sala – Foodie Profile

In this Foodie Profile, I chat to the award-winning Rome-based illustrator, Felicita Sala. She talks about her connection to Italy and Australia, her journey into becoming an illustrator, what inspires her, Rome tips and more. 1. Felicita, you were born in Italy, raised in Australia and returned to live in Italy in 2007. Could you tell...
Paola Gavin - Foodie Profile

Paola Gavin – Foodie Profile

Paola Gavin is a London-based food writer and cookbook author. To date she has published four cookbooks, all with a focus on vegetarian cooking. 1. Paola, you are a food writer and a cookbook author. Can you share with us a brief snapshot of where you were born, the cities you have lived in, and...
Paola Bacchia - Foodie Profile

Paola Bacchia – Foodie Profile

Paola Bacchia – Foodie Profile In this Foodie Profile I chat with Melbourne based cookery teacher and cookbook author Paola Bacchia. She shares her career journey, recommendations on eating in Italy, shopping for Italian ingredients and her observations about Italian food culture in Australia. She also talks about her four cookbooks, including her latest, At...
Macerated strawberry salad recipe

Macerated strawberry salad recipe

Macerated strawberry salad recipe My father has been making this recipe since I was a little girl. It was a seasonal treat that he saved for summer along with his famous lemon granita. What makes this salad is the combination of the slightly tart lemon juice, the sugary sweetness and flavour of the strawberries all...
My Favourite Cookbooks

My Favourite Cookbooks

My favourite cookbooks Cookbooks for me are somewhat of a hobby and addiction. At bookstores I always make a beeline to the cookbook section as I’m always keen to see what’s been newly released or which are the bestsellers. I remember listening to a cookbook seminar online a few years ago. One of the panelists...
Preloved Cookbooks and Food Books Now Available to Purchase

Preloved Cookbooks and Food Books Now Available to Purchase

Preloved Cookbooks and Food Books Now Available to Purchase The Decisive Cravings shop has just been stocked with preloved cookbooks and food books. You’ll also find our festive stationery, and beautiful heart wooden spoons. There are plenty of beautiful gifts perfect for Kris Kringle’s, stocking fillers or simply to gift yourself. Shipping Australia-wide only until Wednesday...
Book your free ticket: A Festive Fete 26.11.22 in Melbourne

Book your free ticket: A Festive Fete 26.11.22 in Melbourne

UPCOMING EVENT: 26.11.22 Book your ticket for a Festive Fete in Melbourne! Christmas (my favourite time of the year) is around the corner. The last four years we’ve celebrated this period by running our annual festive baking swap, a wonderful way to bake for others and spread the festive cheer all around the world. This year,...
Italian recipe collection - the complete list

Italian recipe collection – the complete list

Italian recipe collection This little list is an Italian recipe collection of all of the dishes that I’ve shared on the website to-date. I love to cook foods from everywhere, and am always curious to discover more. However, like many others with a culturally diverse background, my go-to foods and recipes are always those of my...
Christmas Coconut Macaroons Recipe (two ways)

Christmas Coconut Macaroons Recipe (two ways)

Christmas Coconut Macaroons Recipe This simple and sweet Christmas coconut macaroons recipe makes a festive favourite that is lovely to gift or serve to guests over the holidays. With a twist on the shape, it can create a bit of fun on your Christmas cookie plate. By Jen Curcio   Christmas Coconut Macaroons Recipe Makes...
Julius Brantner - Foodie Profile

Julius Brantner – Foodie Profile

Julius Brantner – Foodie Profile In our latest Foodie Profile I chat to Julius Brantner, a Munich based baker who is one of the few of his kind in the country. He shares a little bit about his process, breads on offer at his bakery, and where to find ‘real German bread’ in Germany. (All images...
Papassini recipe (Sardinian Christmas biscuits)

Papassini recipe (Sardinian Christmas biscuits)

Papassini recipe (Sardinian Christmas biscuits) This biscuit is made with so many variations across the island of Sardinia, also with variations to the name depending on where you come from. With a combination of sultanas, chopped nuts, spices, citrus zest, and a glazing of icing with a scatter of hundreds and thousands, there is something...
Shop Our Festive Baking Stationery Range

Shop Our Festive Baking Stationery Range

Festive Baking Stationery Baking themed stationery gifts for the home baker or lover of baked treats this Christmas. Introducing our new range of festive baking stationery. After a few months of working behind the scenes I’m really excited to share something for the festive baker this holiday season: festive baking stationery. If you are or...

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