burger boy and I had the pleasure of meeting My Kitchen Rules Season 2 cousins Daniela and Stefania at Nespresso’s Perth Boutique Launch last year. We shared Italian food stories and chatted about burger boy’s family tradition of making tomato sauce in Uncle Paul’s Garage. Having met Daniela and Stefania, I was excited to hear they had taken their passion for food to the next level with the launch of their new Italian cookbook Saporito!
For your chance to win a copy of Saporito! hot off the press, simply like foodie cravings facebook page, sign up to receive foodie cravings by email and comment here with your favourite Italian meal by midnight WST Sunday 2 June 2013.
It was so lovely to see Saporito! filled with Daniela and Stefania’s beautiful family photos and to read the stories behind the homestyle recipes drawn from years of cooking with their Italian mums. The cookbook reflects the cousins’ love of family as much as their passion for cooking.
Here’s my interview with Daniela about her favourite Perth restaurant, My Kitchen Rules experience and advice for aspiring foodies looking to publish their own cookbook…
What’s your favourite Perth restaurant?
I love Nobu at Crown. Just love the intricacy of fresh Japanese food.
What was your best and worse moment on MKR?
Best moments were the two people’s choice awards we won for the kids festival and the farmers… absolute awesome feeling. The worst moments were getting bad critiques and feeling like your food wasn’t good enough but missing my kids tops it all.
What’s your advice for aspiring foodies wishing to create their own cookbook?
To create a cookbook you need a passion for food and patience. You also need the best photographer and team to bring your food to life, and a good eye!
What’s your favourite Italian dish to cook for the family?
Wow that’s a huge question – I love to cook everything and anything Italian for my family and friends 🙂
Where to from now?
Wherever our passion for food takes us we will ride along with it, stay tuned, a travelling cookbook maybe on the horizon?
We bought burger boy’s Italian mamma Saporito! for Mother’s Day, I can’t wait for her to cook us Daniela and Stefania’s Pavlova roll with mango and passionfruit and the Italian doughnuts recipes. You can find Saporito! for $34.99 at most good bookstores including Dymocks or online via UWA Publishing (postage is free).
- Competition is open to all foodie cravings readers with an Australian postal address.
- One foodie cravings reader who has commented here with their favourite Italian meal, liked foodie cravings facebook page and signed up to receive foodie cravings by email will be drawn at random to win a copy of Saporito! (valued at $34.99).
- Competition closes midnight WST Sunday 2/6/13 and winner will be notified by email / announced on foodie cravings facebook page, twitter and blog on Monday 3/6/13. If the winner doesn’t respond within 72 hours with their postal details, foodie cravings will redraw the competition and notify a new winner.