'I am absolutely in love with the south of Italy. It really is the soul and the spirit of the country. I’m talking about Siciliy, Campania of which Naples if the capital, Basilicata, Puglia, those sorts of areas, around the boot, the heel, the instep… and Sicily of course, the island down the bottom. In terms of food and wine, over the last twenty years I have made a personal discovery of those areas and I really can’t get enough of them.'
Stefano Manfredi is a name synonymous with introducing Italian cuisine to Australians — through his award winning restaurants; his love of cooking with fresh, seasonal produce; and his inspiring cookery books and newspaper columns. In November 2013, Manfredi is celebrating 30 years in the food industry in Australia. His fifth book, Stefano Manfredi's Italian Food (an encyclopaedic exploration of the food of wine of Italy), has also just been published. Read our conversation here.
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