1. What does Mother’s Day mean to you?
Mother’s Day is always a special day but this year is a highlight because it’s my partner (Kristy’s) first Mother’s Day with our new baby, Maximiliano. It’s the one day of the year that I’m allowed to cook in my mother’s kitchen without any interference. I like to spoil all the mums in our family with a huge feast – they deserve it. I have been so lucky to have been surrounded by such strong, inspiring and positive women in my life.
2. How will you spend Mother’s Day this year?
This year Kristy, Max and I will be heading to Noosa for the Noosa Food and Wine Festival. We’ll enjoy a beautiful lunch followed by an afternoon swim.
3. What’s on the menu?
I always organise fresh burrata, mozzarella and ricotta as it’s a favorite for both my Mum and Kristy. We always have late season tomatoes and figs in the garden which make for a delicious share plate.
Afterwards, we have ravioli with a delicious meat sauce, homemade sausages, and porchetta cooked over the coals with a huge bowl of tiramisu and limoncello to finish.
4. What’s your favourite Mother’s Day memory?
A few years back my Nonna visited from Italy and I just happened to be home for Mother’s Day. The entire family jumped in the mini-van - Mum, dad, my brothers and both my Nonnas. We took a little trip to the east coast of Tasmania and stopped in a place called Dunalley. My Mum and Nonna’s showed us how to go clamming. It was a great day watching everyone get involved, digging up the sand with shovels and sifting for clams. That night we had the biggest pot of spaghetti and clams which is a famous dish from our family’s region.