Paola Bacchia

Paola Bacchia

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Melbourne, Australia / Cookbook author "Italian Street Food", photographer, blogger, runs a cooking school (Melbourne), workshops (Sicily)
Paola Bacchia
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I don’t like to admit that I have a slight lactose intolerance. Slight means that I can have gnocchi al formaggio with creamy gorgonzola only very occasionally, mainly opting for a diet cont…

Dairy free coconut and berry swirl gelato

I don’t like to admit that I have a slight lactose intolerance. Slight means that I can have gnocchi al formaggio with creamy gorgonzola only very occasionally, mainly opting for a diet cont…

Dairy free coconut and berry swirl gelato

I don’t like to admit that I have a slight lactose intolerance. Slight means that I can have gnocchi al formaggio with creamy gorgonzola only very occasionally, mainly opting for a diet cont…

Raviole Bolognesi

Raviole Bolognesi

Lemon, honey and ginger cake

December is a time of celebration and as the year draws to a close, many of us are planning our Christmas feasts, buying or making presents and spending time celebrating with family and friends.

Chestnut and ricotta gnocchi

Nights when the air is crisp and fresh with a snow-like chill remind me of chestnuts. The warm woody aroma that comes from them being roasted takes the chill out of the air and there is nothing qui…

Lasagne - a family tale

There was lasagne rivalry in my family – between mamma and my zia Alba who lived next door. It was mostly to do with besciamella and partly to do with ham. The points being debated were:…

Blood orange biscotti - and orange cocoa version too

The first time I tasted blood oranges was when I was living in Italy. I was 6 years old and we had recently migrated from Australia back to Italy. Since I can remember mamma would get up at the cra…

Simple jam crostata - an every day favourite

Simple jam crostata - an every day favourite

Tangerine, walnut and dark chocolate flourless torta

The clementines you find in winter in Italy are nothing short of extraordinary. Last year when I was travelling, staying in Air BnB apartments and researching my cookbook Italian Street Food, I wou…

My mother Livia is 88 and has a wonderful recipe for ricotta cake that she has been making for over 60 years

There was always ricotta in the fridge while I was growing up. Papa’ would often have it on bread with some of my mother’s home made jam for breakfast. Ricotta is so versatile that mamm…

A Persian inspired beef and quince stew

My best friend during the year I lived with my aunt and uncle in Italy was Parinaz. She has an Italian mother, and Iranian father and was born in Tabriz.