Thanks for visiting my site. I am Paola (though I generally get called Paula) and my family is from Veneto and Istria in North Eastern Italy. I live in Melbourne, Australia. My love of Italy and its food is part of the journey I am taking to embrace the growing, making and sharing of food through the culture that my parents gave me. Eating and sharing food go hand in hand. Our memories of food are often links to places, people, events and feelings. I share stories about the food I cook and its memories.
I return to Italy every couple of years to spend time with my extended family, sharing meals, talking and hearing stories of days long gone. I love sharing these visits through the photos that you will see in my blog posts. My mother is from a tiny town on the outskirts of Treviso and she is my greatest food inspiration. I would love for you to be inspired to explore your own memories of food and family; I hope you enjoy reading my stories and cooking the simple Italian food that I love.