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Tips from Mamma T

Mamma T’s Tips: 5th December 2018

As we dive head first into the festive season, it's easy to get caught up in the chaos. When we are busy, it's simple to forget and appreciate what we actually have. Last month the world lost a great man, Sisto Malaspina co-owner and character of Pellegrini's Espresso Bar. This iconic Melbourne institution formed part of my inspiration in realising my food dreams. Sisto always had a way of making you feel right at home. I feel honoured to have created beautiful memories with my family and this fine man in what will always be a truly wonderful destination. I…

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Mamma T’s Tips: 1st November 2018

Is your fridge confused? Mine is. Spring has sprung and the sun is showing promising signs of coming out to play in amongst those rainy days. I open the fridge at this time of year and I'm just not sure if I want salad or veg. The other day, I took a peep in the crisper and there was a bit of both available. Upon opening the fridge I felt like veg but the weather was nice, hmmm, I stood confused and stared. It then dawned on me, how about a vegetable salad, best of both worlds right? Whilst I…

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Mamma T’s Tips: 19th September 2018

I love Spring. The birds are chirping, the sun is peeping out and it's the start of entertaining season. This year my beloved Melbourne Demons are in the AFL finals so in honour of the boys, I'm going to dedicate this month's tips to footy food. Football finals is the perfect excuse to have friends around for a casual afternoon of nibbles and giggles. Whilst everyone loves a party pie, there are many alternative options for you to serve your guests. Here's just a few: Tomato bruschetta - grab a french stick, slice it thinly, spray with olive oil and…

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Mamma T’s Tips 23rd August 2018

I had a little trip into the wonderful city of Melbourne last week. Child free, no real plans except to eat, drink and be merry. The food choices were endless, somewhat overwhelming at times. I didn't want to miss out on anything! How much can you pack into 2 days? Quite a bit it would seem, follow me. This month I want to pay my respects to people in the hospitality industry, most of whom are so passionate about what they do which is why they work long, hard crazy hours just so we can eat and drink.  Let me…

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Mamma T’s Tips: 26th July 2018

Pumpkin. Yes, that bright orange mushy watery vegetable your parents used to feed you as kids. Oh the memories! There's hope. We recently went on a little trip to the Mornington Peninsula, it's here I had the pleasure of stumbling across a little produce store called Torello Farm. My, oh my the produce was so beautiful, it was grown with a whole lot of love. For me, this is the stuff dreams are made of and yes I walked out with a boot load of goodies. Having purchased a whole lot of baby butternut pumpkins, thinking I would make some…

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Mamma T’s Tips: 14th June 2018

Mushrooms. How magical are mushrooms? I remember as a young child I didn't like mushrooms much but looking back I didn't eat enough to truly appreciate the flavour of them. We recently went away for the weekend to beautiful Daylesford. The house we stayed in was nestled in the forrest, giving us much needed quiet time and allowing us to experience all nature has to offer. It was a chilly, foggy morning, perfect for a little adventure. On our walk we stumbled across so many amazing varieties of mushrooms, it ignited the "foodie" in me and the mushroom hunt began.…

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