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bellamumma chats to SILVIA COLLOCA

Nikki Yazxhi


… and chatting about her new book, “Simple Italian – the Essentials of Italian Home Cooking’; her new TV show ‘Cook Like An Italian’, the Covid lockdown, creating your own opportunities, and cooking for her kids!

about Simple Italian – Essentials Of Italian Home Cooking

In Simple Italian, Silvia Colloca shares the essential dishes and techniques that are at the heart of the world’s most popular cuisine. With 100 recipes and countless tips and tricks, you’ll be cooking like a nonna in no time. Create silky smooth pasta, find out which shapes go with which sauce and learn the secrets to achieving perfectly creamy risotto and soft gnocchi every time.

If you have always wanted to be able to cook like an Italian, this book is for you. Silvia’s food is authentic, fresh, simple and delicious. No fussy or elaborate techniques and nothing but the best produce and ingredients.

You’ll find Simple Italian (published by Plum) in all good book stores and online.

About Cook Like An Italian

To cook like an Italian, one must think – and stock their pantry! – like an Italian.
Luckily, Italian culinary goddess Silvia Colloca is here to help you find and release your very own inner Italian as she returns with a brand new season of Cook Like An Italian. Over 10 episodes, Silvia shares the secret family recipes from her mamma and nonna and her very own tips and tricks for mastering the art of regional Italian cuisine. The simplicity of Silvia’s recipes will make you feel at ease and inspire you to embrace the intuitive and minimal fuss approach that Silvia says is key to authentic Italian cuisine. Cook Like An Italian is your down-to-earth insider’s guide to finding and releasing your own inner Italian in the cucina!

Cook Like An Italian starts on April 8 on SBS Food.

About Silvia…

Originally from Milan, Italy, Silvia Colloca is a food writer, TV producer, opera singer-actress and host. She has authored five cookbooks, Silvia’s Cucina, Made in Italy, La Dolce Vita, Love, Laugh, Bake! and her latest book launched in February 2021, Simple Italian.

In 2020, Silvia was thrilled to see her series Wok Vs Pot, with friend and celebrated cook, Marion Grasby, premiere on SBS Food, with the series currently being sold around the world.

Silvia has co-written, co-produced and hosted the much-loved SBS show Made In Italy with Silvia Colloca, shot on location in Le Marche and Abruzzo regions, which garnered a worldwide following of passionate food lovers. This show earned her a TV Week Logie Award nomination for Best New Talent in 2015. Silvia also wrote, co-produced and hosted
Silvia’s Italian Table on the ABC.

Silvia lives in Sydney with her husband and three children, Raphael, Miro and Luna.


Follow Silvia on instagram at  instagram.com/silviacollocaofficial