When Italian-born Melbourne chef Rosa Mitchell and her husband Colin bought their farm in central Victoria in the late 1980s they acquired 20 acres of cleared land running up a volcanic hill, a few fruit trees and a dilapidated, one room milking shed. Within weeks they'd planted grapevines, later adding Italian varietals, and soon had fruit and olive trees thriving on the property. The farm, which has expanded over the years, has always been a special haven for Rosa and her family, a place for good food and wine, and celebratory meals. In this book she shares more recipes for her favourite Italian dishes which, like those in the popular My Cousin Rosa are simple, traditional, lovingly prepared and utterly authentic. This title includes: authentic, traditional Italian recipes; celicious, easy-to-prepare food for family feasts and special celebrations; superb photography of recipes inspired by seasonal produce; chapters include 'Eggs, milk and bread', 'Fruit & Nuts', 'From the Garden', 'Wild Harvest, 'Meat & Game', and 'Stocking the larder'.
Rosa Mitchell is passionate about food and how it links history, tradition, family and friends. Rosa was a founding member of Slow Food Victoria and together with her husband Colin Mitchell, runs a small vineyard in Central Victoria specialising in Italian varieties.