Author(s): Karen Martini
Karen Martini describes herself as an intuitive cook with an unshakeable love for food and cooking. This collection of delicious recipes is a testament to her considerable skill as a cook as well as her passion for big-flavoured, easy-to-prepare food made with good produce and more than a passing nod to her Italian heritage. Enjoy creating tasty pastas and salads, dishes such as Livornese seafood stew and Tuscan chicken, and sweet treats such as baked lemon and goat's curd cheesecake and almond biscotti.
Karen Martini began her food career as a 15-year-old in the kitchen of the Melbourne dining institution Mietta's. With chef Maurizio Terzini she set up the kitchen of the famed Melbourne Wine Room, before taking on the role of Executive Chef at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar in Sydney. On her return to Melbourne in 2004, Karen and her long-term partner Michael Sapountsis opened Mr Wolf, a chic pizzeria, restaurant and bar in St Kilda. Mother of one, Karen is the food editor of Sunday Life magazine and a presenter on Better Homes and Gardens. Karen's second book, Karen Martini Cooking At Home, was released in 2008.