Author(s): Rosa Mitchell
"When a young girl and her family move from Sicily to country Australia, it is a surprisingly small step in kitchen miles. The tablecloth and stockpot are the same, cardoons and fennel still grow wild on the roadside and the extended family and neighbours gather to make salami in the barn once a year.
Rosa Mitchell is passionate about food and how it links history, tradition, family and friends. Rosa was a founding member of Slow Food Victoria and together with her husband Colin Mitchell, runs a small vineyard in Central Victoria specialising in Italian varietal wines. Rosa is currently chef at the highly acclaimed Journal Canteen cafe in Flinders Lane, Melbourne, and teaches cooking classes at Melbourne's Centre for Adult Education (CAE).