An eating guide to Italy from Australia’s top Italian chefs

Calabria Pasquale Trimboli, chef-owner, Italian & Sons, Bacaro, Mezzalira and Da Rosario, Canberra I’m from a small village called Platì in Calabria, on the slopes of the Aspromonte mountains. Platì has a population of about 4000. They keep things simple: there’s one road in, one road out, and a small [...]
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Italian venues make up a quarter of Australia’s top 500 restaurants for 2018

Australia’s top 500 restaurants for 2018 were named last week and more than a quarter of them are Italian.   Presented by The Australian Financial Review, the 2018 Australia’s Top Restaurants Awards list was released last Thursday and included more than 55 Italian eateries. Now in its fourth successful year, this unique award is the industry’s [...]
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Estathè Ferrero ice tea

EstaThè is a sweet tea soft drink. It’s made by Ferrero, the Italian food giant that makes Nutella and more. It’s name is a play on words, estate is Italian for summer, EstaThè is pronouned the same way and té means tea, hinting at “summer tea”. It comes in three flavours, lemon, peach and green tea.An [...]
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We Can’t Figure Out Why This Divine Italian Espresso Drink Hasn’t Taken Off Here

Cold, light, sweet, and caffeinated, caffè shakerato is the warm-weather drink we so desperately need.  Every Friday, we’re publishing This Good Thing, where we’ll feature a restaurant dish, store-bought food item, kitchen tool, or food-adjacent obsession that we can’t stop thinking about. We’re not going to rehash the dated bit about Starbucks drink sizes (“what’s up with [...]
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Expert on Italian food corrects some misconceptions

Olive oil isn’t usually served for sipping at a dinner. The meals Wednesday and Thursday at Antonio’s Italian Ristorante included small shots of silky oil. Mario Rizzotti, an expert on Italian food who has been an “Iron Chef America” judge on Food Network, urged those at the meals to swirl [...]
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